By The Hedge

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  • Summary: Captured Tracks releases the New York-based indie band's debut full-length album following positive reactions and comparisons to The Cure on the group's previously released singles.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. Feb 4, 2011
    80
    Minks leave listeners wanting more on By the Hedge, a debut that sounds timeless and surprising.
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    80
    They stand out because they combine some very familiar elements with more style and grace than their peers. [Feb 2011, p.94]
  3. Feb 11, 2011
    80
    The sound is focused, thick, lovely.
  4. Feb 4, 2011
    71
    Minks adapt the style that the Clientele matured into over their recent full-lengths, which adds a foreboding touch to these love-and-regret-focused songs.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    70
    Luckily, the songwriting on Minks' debut hits far more frequently than it misses. It's a solid establishment of a noteworthy sound--the proverbial "encouraging first album."
  6. 70
    There are some real pop gems on here, especially if you're fond of The Cure and their ilk. Maybe it's just me not getting that soupy gloom that seems to be out there for everyone else.
  7. In summary then, better than most if you like that sort of thing.

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