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  • Summary: The New York indie-rock band releases its first mix album.
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  1. These guys have excellent taste, and they construct an entertaining mélange on Tapes.
  2. On first listen, it seems like they picked some pretty obvious anthems, but the standards are bookended by enough discoveries to make the overall package strong.
  3. Q Magazine
    This mixtape is broad in scope and delirious in flavour. [Jan 2009, p.1222]
  4. Though the band are by no means no superstar DJs, the enthusiasm for the music they love is all too apparent. If anything, Tapes will send you digging for the full versions of some fine, forgotten tunes--and that’s no bad thing.
  5. If their hipster stock has dipped since, this mix suggests they can always fall back on their side career as DJs.
  6. Even if the Rapture really hasn't made much music that sounds like this (their rockist tendencies generally get the better of them), it's nice to know that they're in touch with this fact.
  7. Under The Radar
    Though peppered with worthwhile rarities, Tapes is too lopsidedly paced to work as a party mix. [Winter 2008]

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