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  • Summary: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' lead singer, Alex Ebert, releases his debut solo album.
  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 16, 2011
    80
    He fashions an album that's playful and dewy-eyed, without being juvenile. [May 2011, p.109]
  2. Mar 15, 2011
    80
    Despite a new sense of freedom, Ebert carefully crafts the album to keep a good balance between a full sound layered with an array of instruments and vocals to simpler textures that showcase just one element of the music.
  3. Apr 13, 2011
    80
    Alexander isn't far off great. [May 2011, p.86]
  4. 70
    On Alexander, Ebert proves he's just as capable on his own as he is sharing a stage with nine other musicians.
  5. Mar 15, 2011
    70
    The result is a sunny, homemade-sounding record, but these aren't throwaway songs -- there's enough melody here to warrant attention regardless of Ebert's success with the Magnetic Zeros, and while that band's blissed-out bombast is an obvious touchstone, Alexander covers significantly more ground.
  6. May 27, 2011
    60
    While Alexander, is not exactly the most varied albums, it is pleasantly--and impressively--cohesive, balancing just the right amount of sun-drenched melodies and unhinged heartache. [May 2011, p.83]
  7. Mar 15, 2011
    50
    If it's vaguely hippie-ish and vaguely Californian, count on Ebert to work it into his solo debut: acid-folk reveries, Beck-ish busker rap, lyrics about Vietnam, sensitive maleness, Dylanisms, yodeling, calling women "mama," reggae, bongos.

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