City Beach - Jill Cunniff
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  • Summary: This is the first solo album for the former member of Luscious Jackson and Kostars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Cunniff has never sounded more joyful as a singer or writer as she does here.
  2. Where Jackson occasionally seemed as if they were in a rush to jam as many styles into their sound as possible, Cunniff digs deeper into her idiosyncrasies, creating music that feels unhurried and flows easily.
  3. A delightfully breezy and refreshingly hopeful chill-out solo disc. [24 Feb 2007]
  4. 50
    There's charm in its corniness. [Feb 2007, p.82]
  5. A mostly dull record of disco-lite. [#17, p.98]
  6. Too many songs rely on sappy love-song cliches, bland arrangements or saccharine lyrics. [Mar 2007, p.135]
  7. The music sounds less and less related to Cunniff’s roots, more and more similar to a slew of interchangeable soft-pop songs, of the type you’re likely to hear in a doctor’s office or a grocery store.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. GinaK
    Sep 5, 2007
    10
    Perfect album. Sweet and lovely.
  2. MarkW
    Mar 6, 2007
    10
    perfect album! beautiful !
  3. LolaN.
    May 9, 2007
    10
    Any critic that says Jill Cunniff or city beach is bad is absolutely insane!! Her album is one of the most down-to- Earth albums I've ever heard, and it's VERY original!! Expand
  4. MattD.
    Feb 22, 2007
    9
    This is an innovative, diverse CD that can get you through the cold of the rest of the winter. I can't believe some critics are getting on her lyrics. I think her lyrics are quite witty. Expand
  5. RaymondR
    Mar 3, 2007
    9
    Being someone who grew up in Manhattan's Lower East Side the same time Jill was, I can hear & recognize all the musical influences informing her sound. I'm SOOOO GLAD that's she's still wrapping the tastefully passionate fingertips of her songs around our needful ears-you rock, Jill! Expand
  6. May 25, 2013
    1
    Simple music, simple lyrics, indie music? no, i don't think so, maybe pop easy listening, come on... I don't recommend this album. How is it possible to rank it with a 10???? Expand