Music

(Autumn De Wilde)

Despite the baby’s-first-words title, there’s not much that’s new on the sixth album from college radio’s favorite Austinites. Beginning with the clipped consonants and staccato feedback bursts of ”Don’t Make Me a Target,” Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is one of those ”taking stock” records that collates and refines everything that came before. But what an inventory of sounds they’ve built: an arsenal of hand claps, Motown- lifted tambourine bursts, music-hall piano lines, and bass levels that hover in the red. If it ain’t broke… A-

Originally posted July 7 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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