Burn and Shiver - Azure Ray
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  • Summary: The mellow indie-pop duo (Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, both former members of Bright Eyes) returned to the studio with producer Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf) to record this sophomore LP. Fink and Taylor also lend their vocals to a track on Moby's latest, '18.'
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  1. Burn and Shiver shows Azure Ray maturing and improving the quality of their craft while settling into their familiar, pleasant formula.
  2. Another 12 tracks of curiously beautiful but quite intense melancholy.
  3. Exquisitely crafted folk-pop minimalism that whispers with profundity and burrows deep into your heart. [July 2002, p.84]
  4. 60
    Their second album only partially makes good on their promise, delivering a lovely package that lacks the emotional punch of last year's terrific self-titled debut. [#55, p.70]
  5. An entirely mediocre album that hints at a greatness that may lie beneath.
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