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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based solo project of Cameron Stallones releases the fifth LP of psychedelic electro noise pop.
  • Record Label: Sun Ark
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Lo-Fi, Experimental Rock
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 18, 2011
    88
    Ancient Romans is not an easy listen, but for those with the attention span, it's a worthwhile trip.
  2. Aug 22, 2011
    80
    It's a singular, though often exciting, vision with seemingly no end, but as the scope of Sun Araw expands wider and wider, it might benefit its creator and his tools to grow along with it.
  3. 80
    You can't help but move along to some of the entrancing, pulsing drones found on Ancient Romans; altogether, another epic, grandiose, striking LP from one of the best and most underrated musicians of the moment.
  4. Aug 26, 2011
    77
    There's a real, meticulous attempt at achieving the same playful, wandering state of mind of the pre-'80s experimental classics that inspire these songs, rather than pulling from any overwhelming examples.
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Even if the music remains fairly consistent, the concepts mark off more ambitious territories. [Oct 2011, p.60]
  6. Aug 19, 2011
    60
    It's reliably hypnotic stuff, although the final two seemingly interminable tracks d o expose Stallones' rather rudimentary chops. [Sep 2011, p.96]
  7. Aug 24, 2011
    40
    While Sun Araw's last proper album, 2010's On Patrol, felt carefully planned amidst all of the controlled chaos, Ancient Romans seems to wander for too long without aim or purpose.

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