Bulldozer - Kevin Devine
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  • Summary: One of two Kickstarter-funded releases [Bubblegum was also released on the same day] for the Brooklyn indie rock singer is a solo album produced by Rob Schnapf.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Oct 25, 2013
    88
    Devine blends folk, punk, rock and pop sounds into songs with intricate guitar parts reminiscent of Elliott Smith and flowing melodies that can’t help but stay in your head.
  2. Oct 11, 2013
    80
    It's not as acoustic and stripped back as some will expect but it does not disappoint (unless you were waiting on eleven 'Ballgames').
  3. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    Without losing any of the distortion, Devine's approach is clear-headed and direct, melding the indie pop mysticism of Neutral Milk Hotel or Elliott Smith's tunesmithery with the political conscience of Billy Bragg.
  4. Oct 11, 2013
    70
    The music covers a diverse range of styles, with the solo offering more of a melodic folk-rock affair.
  5. Oct 11, 2013
    70
    He renders aging Pavement-boy blues with a languid tunefulness. Now and again, he even kinda rocks.
  6. 70
    It’s quite the grab bag of influences, but Devine makes good use of the sonic sprawl and everything plays nice together.
  7. Oct 11, 2013
    70
    Bulldozer lacks outstanding highlights, but is consistently enjoyable. It feels impossibly intimate, guarded and playful, all at once. [Nov 2013, p.88]

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