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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
    A passive 12 song set that toes the line between nostalgic sadness and bright optimism with remarkable ease.
  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. Feb 4, 2011
    70
    Yeah, Minks has churned out an enjoyable full-length debut, but there's an ever-present possibility that it'll get lost in the mess--much like the standout moments on By the Hedge, there's always a haziness enveloping everything like a dense fog.
  7. In summary then, better than most if you like that sort of thing.

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