Again and Again - Brilliant Colors
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  • Summary: The indie pop band from San Francisco releases another album of catchy, lo-fi tunes.
  • Record Label: Slumberland
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 21, 2011
    80
    On Again and Again, Brilliant Colors aren't doing anything radically different than their contemporaries with similar influences and a similar sound, but they do what they do with conviction and just enough weirdness to give them a leg up on the competition.
  2. Jul 15, 2011
    68
    While they're still a talented band, you can't help but wonder how much more memorable they'd be if they applied as broad a sense of dynamics to their albums as their labelmates.
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    60
    If you are looking to enjoy a continuation of the gals' intriguing blend of Breeders-esque harmony and Tall Dwarves-ish bombast, you may find yourself listening to this otherwise fine record Again and Again.
  4. 50
    The 11 tracks on their sophomore record, Again and Again, compromise a brief sugar high clocking in at just under 30 minutes, the totality of the album a fun, slightly too tame summer listen.
  5. Jul 15, 2011
    50
    This second full-length is like looking at fog through a clean window. There's nothing there, and boy can you ever hear that nothing clearly.
  6. Jul 19, 2011
    42
    Again And Again feels like it's skimming the dreaminess of that era without retaining any of its prickly quirk-or worse, any of its personality.
  7. Aug 4, 2011
    40
    Their impression is clear, but the soul, and even the primary reason why this sort of music was great in the first place, is coldly removed. It makes for a slightly uncanny listen, like a collection of all the filler tracks from '88 twee.

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