Breaks in the Armor - Crooked Fingers
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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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  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
    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.
  4. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    Armor is Bachmann's most vigorous post-Archers of Loaf full-length since 2003's Red Devil Dawn.
  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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