Candy Ass - Mark Eitzel
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. [A] crushing bore of a detour.
  2. Please Mr Eitzel, get to the bar and pour yourself another drink. [1 Oct 2005, p.45]
  3. 60
    These gentle, melodic, acoustic guitar-driven songs are outweighed by electronica of the retro-modern variety. [Nov 2005, p.110]
  4. Once upon a time, Mark Eitzel seemed incapable of writing a bad song, and while that doesn't quite happen on Candy Ass, enough of the album comes close enough to suggest this guy needs to hook up with American Music Club again, and soon.
  5. 40
    In among the glitch and twitch, however, lies the odd choice moment. [Nov 2005, p.114]
  6. Candy Ass is a mess, drifting without a rudder between half-baked folk and warmed-over electronica. [Feb 2006, p.120]
  7. If you can stand the pain, it's worth it. [21 Oct 2005, p.77]
  8. The sparkling electronic/acoustic subtlety of 2001’s The Invisible Man has been replaced here by excursions into poor trip hop, and this low-key solo effort lacks a good polish and a harsh editor.
  9. His songwriting shine is soon obscured behind the dark clouds of densely layered home recording.
  10. There is much to admire here, and much to cherish.
  11. Eitzel's amateur electronic dabbling, dated and nondescript, suffocates the already stagnant snippets of recycled melodies and exhausted tempos.

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