A New Tide - Gomez
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  • Summary: The sixth album for the British indie-rock band was produced with Brian Deck.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. While the mostly mid-tempo, mostly acoustic continues the trajectory from college rock to radio-ready adult alternative, Gomez has yet to succumb to anything resembling blandness. The album’s best songs are its most experimental, which will continue to frustrate those who want these Southport boys to more frequently embrace the strange.
  2. Their latest, A New Tide, is their most accessible set yet.
  3. On the laidback, spaced-out strength of A New Tide, they’re still as pleasantly beguiling as they were 11 years ago.
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    Hints of "The Basement Tapes" glimmer through pieces like 'Win Park Slope' or 'Airstream Driver,' while John Martyn and Nick Drake ride again in the mystic folkery of 'Little Pieces.' [May 2009, p.86]
  5. It may be the weakest album in their catalog.
  6. Be that as it may, it is the band's recent failure to effectively collaborate, and for these 11 tracks to properly mesh, that has fostered the mediocrity inherent in A New Tide.
  7. The kinder, gentler, safe-for-consumption-by-sorority-girls version is fine, but it's merely entertaining where it used to be enchanting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6