Antenna to the Afterworld - Sonny & the Sunsets
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  • Summary: The San Francisco-based band shifts away from the country sound of its last album back to garage pop with its fourth release colored by Sonny Smith experience with a psychic and the death of his friend, Esme Barrera.
  • Record Label: Polyvinyl
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Jun 14, 2013
    80
    In joining the "real world," he's crafted his best album yet.
  2. Jun 14, 2013
    80
    It's always fun to see where Smith's muse will take him next, but this kind of simple and true album is where he is at his best.
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    77
    Antenna to the Afterworld may have all the dressings of science fiction and fantasy, but like many great works in those genres, it's a strong, emotive character study.
  4. Jun 18, 2013
    70
    While it undoubtedly holds some of the strongest songs of his career, it doesn’t entirely fulfill the promise of a conceptual framework.
  5. Jul 17, 2013
    70
    Smith keeps his garage-rock grounding--and his distinctiveness--intact. [No. 100, p.58]
  6. Jul 10, 2013
    70
    While the ideas are sometimes thin, the delivery is invariably wry and charming. [Aug 2013, p.77]
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    60
    It's quirky without being kitsch, and another fine addition to Smith's varied back catalog. [Aug 2013, p.105]

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