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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release from the London-based indie pop artist from Los Angeles was self-produced.
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  1. Feb 3, 2014
    80
    Even if it takes a little more effort than expected to fall under the spell he's casting, Abandoned Apartments' finest moments make it one of Jay's best blends of dreamy surrealism and crisp-edged pop in some time.
  2. Feb 3, 2014
    80
    Despite the aforementioned darkwave influences, it’s not that his earworms get leechlike hooks into you--but that, while you’re caught listening and daydreaming, strands of ivy poke tentative tendrils into the eardrum, and deeper.
  3. Feb 3, 2014
    60
    It's darker and starker, more 4am despair than midnight rendezvous. [Feb 2014, p.97]
  4. Feb 3, 2014
    55
    Songs usually don't develop past their first five seconds, and the album slides back out of your attention field quickly.
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