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  • Audio CD (31 Jan. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • ASIN: B0046V11CK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. T.O.R.N.A.D.O
2. Secretary Song
3. Apollo Throwdown
4. Ready To Go Steady
5. Bust-Out Brigade
6. Buy Nothing Day
7. Super Triangle
8. Voice Yr Choice
9. Yosemite Theme
10. Running Range, The
11. Lazy Poltergeist
12. Rolling Blackouts
13. Back Like 8 Track

The Go! Team return with 'Rolling Blackouts', the third instalment in their esteemed catalogue of adventure in audio, following the hugely acclaimed albums 'Thunder Lightning Strike' and 'Proof Of Youth'. featuring appearances from Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki and hotly tipped floridian MC Dominique Young Unique.

On this widescreen meets C-90 cassette lo-fi epic, The Go!Team have upped the ante, giving us a record that is by turnstheir most refined, most kick ass, most melodic and mosteffortlessly effusive record yet.

BBC Review

It’s always been pretty difficult to dislike The Go! Team and their uplifting jacked-on-E-numbers brand of boisterous playground vocals, busy handclaps and infectious sunshine optimism. It’d be like hating a school play for the unconvincing acting, or not cracking a smile at a winning Only Fools and Horses joke you’ve seen and heard several times before.

There’s an inherently inoffensive quality to Ian Parton and his merry band of cohorts, but The Go! Team have always offered more than just good clean fun. Their crashing of pop, hip hop and freestyling into animated three-minute snippets on 2004’s debut album Thunder, Lightning, Strike produced a refreshingly dynamic brand of pop that couldn’t help but capture the imagination. And on Rolling Blackouts it’s much the same formula at work.

The bombastic Beastie Boys-tinged opener T.O.R.N.A.D.O. instantly reacquaints the listener with Ninja’s bratty vocal delivery and sets a bold tone for the following 30 minutes. Part maverick brass band creations, and part energetic show-tunes, Rolling Blackouts is, as expected, an album that’s difficult to pin down but somehow a little predictable.

There’s daring and drive; energy and a restlessness that makes you feel guilty for even contemplating to take a breath. But we know the components, and have learned the formula, it’s evident we’ve heard this before. The Go! Team’s giddy eclecticism has always been one of their main draws, but as the album bounces from Ready to Go Steady’s lovely shades of 60s pop to the horn crashes of Bust-Out Brigade, via the sweet, albeit idle, melody of Super Triangle, little triggers are flicking at déjà vu switches.

Categorically, Rolling Blackouts isn’t a simple case of re-hashing their past success, but there’s a fine line between the predictable and the familiar. There’s still the charm and energy and all the qualities that made us fall in love with The Go! Team in the first place. But it’s like a child who’s recently learned one song: cute the first few times, but even the most lovable things eventually get tiresome.

--Reef Younis

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The Go! Team's third album is more of the same yet better structured and produced, the songs seem tighter yet without losing their loose, thrown-together sound and this is no bad thing. Opening with the crunching T.O.R.N.A.D.O you know you're in for a wild ride. There are the usual cutesy numbers such as The Secretary song and Ready To Go Steady, as well as the excellent instrumentals - Yosemite Theme being the stand out track here, it could have been written as the theme music for an epic Western. Then there are the rest of the songs, insanely catchy pop songs like Buy Nothing Day, Apollo Throwdown, Rolling blackouts, Back Like 8 Track. The band is currently on tour in the UK and we caught them last Sunday in Liverpool and what a live show they put on, the sound quality is better than the album! Sam and Jamie jump around like mentalists pumping out their killer riffs and basslines, Ian playing his harmonica like there was no tomorrow in Yosemite theme, Kai keeping it all together with her precise drumming, Kaori just seeming to enjoy herself getting to play all those different instruments, and Ninja, what can you say this whirling, dancing singing machine? Full of attitude yet making the crowd love her with her easy banter between songs. My wife hasn't really been a Go! Team fan, saying that the songs are cross between tracks from Sesame Street, The Banana Splits and the Brady Bunch, she's converted now though, that 70's TV sound is what makes the Go Team tick. See them live AND buy the album if only for one reason - we had a great view of the stage and it's obvious that Ian needs the cash to buy some new trainers!
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Because they’re doing something distinctive and original, I suspect the Go! Team divide people into camps of those that love them and those that definitely don’t. Fortunately, I’m in the former category and this album is an absolute cracker: exhilarating tracks that you simply have to turn up and which carry you along in a paroxysm of joy.
Like standing under a waterfall on a hot, sticky day, this cd will uplift, invigorate and delight; buy it.
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I really love this album very much, I've been interested in the go! team for a number of years. The tracks are ace, and the samples are cool, to me this is one of the most played albums in my record collection.
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Got the first album on the strength of Ladyflash and fell in love with the whole album. Subsequently got the second album, which was good but not as good as the first.

I thought my Go! Team days would end there, but on sampling a few tracks of Rolling Blackouts and then taking the plunge I'm happy to report that I'm blissfully happy!!

Loads of rollicking good time rock, pop, funk and good vibes just oozes from this album.

Do yourself a favour, put down you Mumford, Muse, XX, etc and have some fun!!
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I've been a fan of the Go! Team since day one and it always worries me that a band like this might listen to critics who say 'Same old, same old'. But this is a band who have found something they major at, so why change something that doesn't need changing?

Rolling Blackouts is a beautiful album full of uplifting tracks that make you smile, tap your foot, nod your head, and all in all, make you feel good about life.

I sincerely hope The Go! Team continue to strut their stuff.

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One of the best albums i've ever heard. just a magical, mesmerising collection of joyous tunes that will lift any moment you care to listen. hands in the air, singing out loud and grinning like a fool when you're not. i love this album, this band, this music! got it? good! :D
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