Best of Times - My Sad Captains
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  • Summary: The third studio release for the British indie rock band led by Ed Wallis was mixed by Larry Crane.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 2, 2014
    80
    The elements that make up Best Of times were all there before, but even the band concedes that they have finally found their true sound. [Apr 2014, p.90]
  2. Apr 2, 2014
    80
    It’s the unmistakable sound of a band comfortable with having discovered that quiet is just in their character, and that those with the quietest voices can still cut through the squall.
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    80
    The highlight of Best of Times is its epics; the ambition of their social commentary is matched by their compositional complexity.
  4. The London four-piece have never had trouble creating pretty atmospheres though; it’s contrasting them with a bolder hook, lyrical or otherwise, where they struggle.
  5. Apr 2, 2014
    60
    You wish the pace would pick up after a while but then again, what My Sad Captains do, they do beautifully. [Apr 2014, p.78]
  6. Apr 2, 2014
    60
    It all makes for a low-key effort, which sometimes showcases the band’s skill at crafting neat, 21st-century pop, but all too often fails to spark into life.
  7. Apr 2, 2014
    40
    Best Of Times lacks the spark of the melodically blessed and, even though there are regular nods to Krautrock, there's a cloying wimpishness that too often derails them. [Apr 2014, p.115]

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