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Produced by ex-Thompson Twin Tom Bailey, this debut from New Zealand's best (along with Fur Patrol) engages the listener with its pleasant, slightly alternative pop/rock. For the most part, Bailey does well keeping the sound current to that of the time (Garbage). Only on the dreadful "Undone" does his concentration lapse into the '80s' territory of his former band, as does intelligent frontwoman Boh Runga's lyrics. The only other downside is the running order. That aside though, Mix is a decent enough recording of mid-tempo songs. It's just a pity the energy of opener "Violent" isn't elsewhere repeated.

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