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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Canadian indie band was recorded at Watson's home studio in Montreal.
  • Record Label: Domino
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. May 3, 2012
    80
    While Adventures In Your Own Backyard can't be described as instantly catchy, its songs wend their way into your memory as if you've always known them.
  2. 80
    Surely the best album (so far) of 2012.
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    The overall effect is not dissimilar to a less arch Rufus Wainwright, although the quality of songs does tail off slightly toward the end. [Jul 2012, p.113]
  4. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    Adventures... is an accomplished album, one which makes the most out of not over-complicating things.
  5. Oct 9, 2012
    67
    Adventures finds Watson's broad cinematic swaths bundled into a persistently intimate experience.
  6. May 30, 2012
    60
    Decidedly pleasant. [No.87 p.60]
  7. May 16, 2012
    50
    Adventures in Your Own Backyard is about as confirmatory of an artist's status quo as an album can be; it takes Watson's style in no new directions, preferring instead to bask in its own childlike exuberance and to demonstrate all the trappings of ambition but little in the way of earning it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 26, 2012
    9
    2012 is an epic year. Not only has there been rampant talk of a zombie apocalypse and an increasing number of natural disasters, but the Mayan2012 is an epic year. Not only has there been rampant talk of a zombie apocalypse and an increasing number of natural disasters, but the Mayan prophecies have been continuously cited by both conspiracy theorists and the average Joe alike. Whether you Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2014
    7
    If you've been listening to PW since his first album then you will surely like the album, there is nothing bad with it, the guy continues toIf you've been listening to PW since his first album then you will surely like the album, there is nothing bad with it, the guy continues to grow and so his music. luckily he is not experiment too much with technology and keeps it real using lost of arrangements and instruments. Expand