Bye Bye 17 - Har Mar Superstar
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  • Summary: Sean Tillmann's fifth full-length release was co-produced with Jim Eno and recorded with a full band.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    76
    Tillman’s silken, Otis Redding–reminiscent vocals anchor funky, horn-driven R & B beats that match the swagger of Motown.
  2. May 1, 2013
    70
    It's clear that this is easily Har Mar's best album. Sure, the lyrics are still hamfisted, but they're not as bad as they were in the past.
  3. 70
    Bye Bye 17 ditches raunch and irony for old-fashioned songwriting and something approaching sincerity, and the results are kind of amazing.
  4. Apr 29, 2013
    65
    An amusing collection of tracks about the transition from youth to adulthood. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.103]
  5. May 13, 2013
    60
    The sound may gain more traction in a post-Mark Ronson world than his previous electro-based efforts. If only Tillmann didn't have to excise the fun to achieve it. [Jun 2013, p.98]
  6. Apr 25, 2013
    60
    He successfully channels Sam Cooke, especially on "We Don't Sleep" but the album's length and lo-fi production makes Bye Bye 17 appear disconcertingly slight. [Jun 2013, p.74]
  7. May 10, 2013
    35
    Take the fake phone call and run, don't elephant walk, away. [No. 98, p.56]

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