At Sixes And Sevens - Jason Loewenstein
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  • Summary: This is the debut solo release for former Sebadoh drummer/songwriter Jason Loewenstein. On these 14 tracks, J.Loew handles all instruments and songwriting duties himself.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
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  1. Most of Loewenstein's work here simply puts a happier spin on Sub Pop's raw, rough-edged rock formula -- the sort of thing Kurt Cobain might have written if Prozac was free.
  2. Though you really can’t forget any of the work he’s done in the past decade or so with his former band, Jason Loewenstein has really pulled off a gem of a record that momentarily loses you in his own music.
  3. The lo-fi racket and guitar noodling are unlikely to appeal to many outside the indie-rock crowd. [12 July 2002, p.84]
  4. 70
    There's only fleeting glimpses of Jason's weakness for dimestore Minutemen angularity. [Sep 2002, p.104]
  5. As dated as it undoubtedly is, it still makes for a pleasant enough ride.
  6. 60
    Loewenstein manages a decent impersonation of, well, Sebadoh, undercutting his bright melodies and morose shrugs with caustic bass lines. [#8, p.118]
  7. One-dimensional and full of tired tunes. [Sep 2002, p.81]

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. MikeM.
    Aug 15, 2002
    upon hearing it my friend said, "I knew Lou Barlow was holding him back!" I had a similar feeling while listening to it. The songs are mostly upbeat and beautifully noisy. Casserole has been stuck in my head for a month. Expand
  2. BillM.
    Sep 9, 2002
    First listen, his vocals stuck out. Is that Steve Miller? Once I got past the Book of Dreams analogy, I was hooked. I was thinking two guitar tracks on first listen, but he pulls off both lines simultaneously. Saw it live. Interesting. With all the reverb/distortion, it?s sometimes difficult to pick anything out. But, I like the flow of the album. Well-constructed songs. Simple. Pointed. Not too angry. Solid, straight-ahead rock effort. Based on the amount of play it?s gotten at home, it ranks pretty highly among this year?s releases. I?d recommend this to anyone. Expand

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