Christopher - The Ruby Suns
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  • Summary: The fourth release for the indie pop band led by Ryan McPhun was written after breaking up with his girlfriend and was inspired by the winter in Norway.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 1, 2013
    70
    Christopher comes across as so eager to please that parts of the album lack vim where it’s needed, despite the luxuriant polish that’s been spread across all 10 songs.
  2. Jan 23, 2013
    70
    Despite the self-therapy and tonal lulls, Christopher is a highly listenable affair that produces two truly outstanding moments.
  3. 60
    Christopher is all dreamy lushness with synths that range all the way from zappy to squashy.
  4. Jan 28, 2013
    50
    The song [vapory closing number "Heart Attack"] almost saves Christopher from venturing into annoying self-parody, but it's ultimately unsuccessful due to the uncertainty of its message.
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    50
    He mostly sounds like a fish out of water. [No. 95, p.57]
  6. Jan 31, 2013
    40
    The few peaks of Christopher are heavily outweighed by its deep valleys and plodding middle ground, which pass by without so much as a signpost of remembrance.
  7. Mar 27, 2013
    30
    Your willingness to stick with McPhun from here on out depends entirely how much you enjoy listening to music that sounds like a meticulous recreation of 80s dance pop.

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