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  • Band members: Mimi Parker, Alan Sparhawk, Steve Garrington
  • Summary: The swirling organ, hymn-filled group harmonies, and choral percussion from this Duluth band's latest album make it sound like it was recorded in a church, which it was: a converted Catholic church.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 14, 2011
    90
    Low's always been nothing but heart, but it's been a while since that heart has been as clear and strong as this.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    90
    A good deal of the success of C'mon is down to its solid foundations – its quality song-writing and deft sequencing.
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    80
    Spanning the chilling rock cacophony of Majesty/Magic and warm country stylings woven within Witches and Done, C'mon is an invitation too intriguing not to take up.
  4. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    "Try To Sleep" and the Kool Keith quoting "Witches" are songs that join classics in their cannon. [May 2011, p.91]
  5. May 27, 2011
    80
    Nothing But Heart finds Parker and Sparhawk meditatively harmonizing "I'm nothing but heart," over a pulsating rhythm section that glacially builds to a plangent crescendo, it's the pivotal moment on this superb record, but could also serve as the mantra for this terrific band's career. [May 2011, p.85]
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    75
    C'mon is an uneven record, but for every song that doesn't hit the mark, there's another that exhibits the band's mastery of patient eruptions.
  7. 60
    It seems like they just ran out of interest, and gave up.

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  1. Jul 24, 2012
    9
    Wonderful effort from Low - mixes their early quiet "softcore" sound with the rockier sound found on more recent records. It's a gentleWonderful effort from Low - mixes their early quiet "softcore" sound with the rockier sound found on more recent records. It's a gentle record, full of carefully crafted melodies and gorgeous lyrics. One of the best records to come along in recent years. The production on this record is top class as well - very well recorded. Try to Sleep must be one of their most upbeat tunes to date and is one of the highlights along with "Witches" and "Nightingale". Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    Not a masterpiece or turning point of their career-but another strong release from great band and welcome addition to their alreadyNot a masterpiece or turning point of their career-but another strong release from great band and welcome addition to their already fascinating back catalog. Expand
  3. May 4, 2011
    8
    Very good album. Low really shaved the rough edges off for this one. It borrows more from the old days than from the last ten years of theirVery good album. Low really shaved the rough edges off for this one. It borrows more from the old days than from the last ten years of their career. Very accessible, but not a straight pop album at all. To me it's on par with Great Destroyer and Drum & Guns, but doesn't sound much like either of those albums. It's very even from song to song. None of the tracks are bad, but none hit the heights of favorite Low songs like Starfire, Silver Rider or, my personal favorite, Murderer. Expand