Art History - California Wives
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Chicago band influenced by 1980s new wave and alternative rock was produced by Claudius Mittendorfer.
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  1. Sep 25, 2012
    75
    All in all, Art History is a safe, solid debut effort from a band in the process of defining their sound.
  2. Sep 25, 2012
    70
    If still very much finding their feet, California Wives nonetheless have a very good thing going that could really set them apart with whatever they go for next.
  3. Oct 3, 2012
    60
    Take the record for what it is--a breezy, fun but ultimately unfulfilled attempt at an electro-pop statement album.
  4. Sep 27, 2012
    55
    California Wives' music is soft and pleasant and fully formed and vague. Their lyrics are ciphers.
  5. 50
    The disc steadily loses steam after its first two tracks.
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