Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Avalanches

  • Since I Left You [Sire/Modular, 2001] **
  • Wildflower [Astralwerks, 2016] **

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Since I Left You [Sire/Modular, 2001]
using bits and pieces of dumb crap, which is ecological, to make smart crap, which is less so ("Frontier Psychiatrist," "Close to You") **

Wildflower [Astralwerks, 2016]
Their rude sense of humor beats their banal sense of beauty and their unlikely song finds beat their incalculable musical appropriations, so keep your ear on Wilmouth Houdini whenever they give you the chance ("Frankie Sinatra," "The Noisy Eater," "Subways") **