By-the-Numbers

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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the Florida indie-pop band features cover songs by a variety of artists including Nancy Sinatra, Bob Marley, David Bowie, The Ramones, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and The Pointer Sisters.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. By-the-Numbers probably wouldn't have ever been played much on the radio in the past couple of decades, and its mood is more relaxing than fun, but it's a lovely set of covers that sound like they could've been originals
  2. Not much of a surprise, the atmosphere is mostly the same on By-the-Numbers. Surprisingly, this leads to some revelation.
  3. Under The Radar
    70
    Many of the tracks are stamped with a heavy-eyed autumnal charm. [Year End 2008]
  4. 70
    Gimmicky yet compelling, the delicate second album by Miami's Postmarks presents 11 numerically titled covers in ascending order, plus Sesame Street's cute 'Pinball Number Count.'
  5. Apart from a couple fumbles, By-the-Numbers turns out to be a successfully executed concept and a very pleasant listen.
  6. The group's devotion to the homemade-symphonic bears fruit a few times, most notably with the Bond theme 'You Only Live Twice' and a nicely kitschy instrumental version of The Ventures' 'Slaughter On Tenth Avenue.'
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. DavidH.
    Jan 27, 2009
    9
    Minty fresh and hard edged.
  2. Justin
    Jan 27, 2009
    8
    '11:59' is so urgent...amazing.