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  • Summary: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' lead singer, Alex Ebert, releases his debut solo album.
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  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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Truth The truth is that I never shook my shadow Every day it's trying to trick me into doing battle Calling out "faker" only get me rattled Want to... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Q Magazine
    May 16, 2011
    He fashions an album that's playful and dewy-eyed, without being juvenile. [May 2011, p.109]
  2. Mar 15, 2011
    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. Uncut
    Apr 13, 2011
    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
    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. Under The Radar
    May 27, 2011
    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
    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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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 14, 2015
    It's amazing the feeling of freedom and good things you feel when listening to this album , the melodies and the totally awesome letters,It's amazing the feeling of freedom and good things you feel when listening to this album , the melodies and the totally awesome letters, makes this album something you should pay attention and listen with enough affection. Today I see Alexander as Jesus Christ , he was able to inspire me in a way I feel that this album is like a religion and can travel to its darker side and its lighter side ... It can easily take you to a blissful awareness

    É incrível a sensação de liberdade e coisas boas que sinto ao ouvir este álbum, as melodias e as letras totalmente incríveis, faz desse álbum algo que se deve prestar atenção e ouvir com bastante carinho. Hoje em dia eu vejo o Alexander como Jesus Cristo, ele conseguiu me inspirar de um modo que sinto que esse álbum é como se fosse uma religião, podendo viajar ao seu lado mais obscuro e o seu lado mais leve...Podendo facilmente te levar a um êxtase de consciência.