Breaks in the Armor

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  • Summary: The sixth album for the indie rock band led by Archer of Loaf's Eric Bachmann was recorded at The Bakery with Matt Yelton.
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Heavy Hours
Outside your window Waited for you You didn't come You never do In the city in the winter time The snow and the rhyme Cover the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Oct 11, 2011
    83
    Surfaces aside, the songs on Breaks In The Armor are impassioned and crafty--right in line with what Bachmann has been up to for decades now.
  2. Oct 17, 2011
    82
    While Breaks takes a few tracks to pick up traction, Bachmann's true grit comes through.
  3. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    Armor is Bachmann's most vigorous post-Archers of Loaf full-length since 2003's Red Devil Dawn.
  4. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    It may not be as pretty as Red Devil Dawn or as road trip-ready as Forfeit/Fortune, but Breaks in the Armor has got more gas in the tank than either of them.
  5. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    It feels like a declaration of purpose instead, made all the stronger for having passed through the crucible of Bachmann's doubts, through the armor breaks, and straight into-and from-the heart.
  6. Oct 12, 2011
    75
    It's all spare and often dark, but Breaks in the Armor is a surprisingly comforting album in its cloudy way.
  7. Oct 12, 2011
    67
    Breaks' lyrical thumbnails of lost opportunities and forgotten friends can seem a touch too pathos-addled on paper, but drawn through Bachmann's lungs, they leave their mark.

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