Come Back to Us - Release The Sunbird
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  • Summary: Zach Rogue stepped away from his band Rogue Wave for a short stint to work on the debut album for his side project, Release The Bird.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 4, 2011
    80
    It's an album that takes Rogue away from the familiar efforts with Rogue Wave as it harbors eloquent and delicate melodies that pioneer a soft-spoken but and delightful album.
  2. Aug 4, 2011
    74
    Come Back to Us isn't Rogue's greatest work-both Heaven's Gate and Descended Like Vultures feel sturdier in terms of the long haul. But it's a huge step forward from the lukewarm attempt at populist coolness that is Permalight.
  3. Although not obscenely long, thirteen tracks of relatively similar-sounding music can at times grate. There are undoubtedly some excellent songs here, including the title track, that overlaps vocals nicely between the members, and the technical ability of the band is clearly one of its greatest assets.
  4. Aug 12, 2011
    70
    It's the perfect choice for a fan of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Andrew Kenny's (The American Analog Set) 2004 acoustic recordings for Post-Parlo's Home series or anyone looking for a soundtrack for a long drive home after a relaxing summer day.
  5. 70
    This 13-track disc can be heard as a welcome return to basics. [Aug 2011, p.118]
  6. 60
    The album bears Rogue's signature yet versatile voice and simplistic guitar-driven arrangements that recall his eponymous band's first album with the occasional grand gestures of Rogue Wave's later work.