Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Feb 13, 2013
    It ultimately presents as bleak a view of life as any of Green’s albums, while also being extremely sweet about it.
  2. Jan 28, 2013
    Like Arab Strap with bellbottoms and flower necklaces in place of the drum machine, Shapiro and Green are a match made in heaven who explore every corner of romantic hell.
  3. Jan 28, 2013
    Even if they quit after this, the album will stand as one of the best duet records of the era.
  4. 75
    Wrapped in ’60s nostalgia and emphasising the complexities of emotions, the record really has a little of everything, except true love.
  5. Jan 31, 2013
    While Green and Shapiro write about romantic tribulations, they avoid overdoing it by keeping these tracks brief and letting each other's vocals stand out.
  6. Feb 19, 2013
    As a homage to all the good things about ’60s easy listening this ticks all the boxes even if it feels too much like a re-hash of times gone by.
  7. 70
    The subtle, sleepy, silkily textured likes of 'Pity Love' and the spry, sly 'Just To Make Me Feel Good' are a sweet breeze.
  8. Jan 25, 2013
    This 10-track ode to the joys of a sad, sweet, mellow but occasionally dark and atmospheric love song is arranged with tender loving care and produced with just enough reverb to remind you of girl-group classics
  9. Jan 31, 2013
    These aren't songs meant to jump out at you, but spend some time with them and little illuminations flicker to life.
  10. Mojo
    Jan 25, 2013
    A little of these Lee & Nancy-style duets foes a long way. [Feb 2013, p.98]
  11. Jan 25, 2013
    It's nice, if a little lightweight.
  12. Uncut
    Jan 25, 2013
    For the most part, Green and Shapiro come over like a couple working their troubles in group therapy through gritted teeth. [Feb 2013, p.73]
  13. Q Magazine
    Jan 25, 2013
    Lyrically trying to hard, and musically under-achieving, it amounts to no more than a shonky indie take on something that, when the pairing is right, can be truly magical. [Feb 2013, p.105]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    I really like hearing their voices together. The lyrics are not as funny as in other adam green records and they sing like they are flirtingI really like hearing their voices together. The lyrics are not as funny as in other adam green records and they sing like they are flirting with each other which sounds weird because i did not know adam green could be romantic Full Review »