Scott Schinder
January 30, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Cold and Bouncy

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
V2
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

Cold and Bouncy, the fourth album from crafty British-pop classicists the High Llamas boasts the usual complement of fetching melodies, gorgeous arrangements, and witty lyrics. But mastermind Sean O’Hagan’s frequent reluctance to flesh out his lush, leisurely grooves into full-blown songs, combined with some awkward attempts to integrate burbling electronics into the band’s organic soundscapes, makes this a vaguely unsatisfying — if sonically impressive — listen. B-

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