Control - Pedro The Lion
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  • Summary: Christian-indie rocker David Bazan follows 2000's 'Winners Never Quit' with this full-length album. This time out, Casey Foubert (Seldom) lends a hand with the instrumentation.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. It's that rare record that both thinks and rocks.
  2. This album includes boasts a brilliant storyteller, amazing music, and, most important, beautifully delivered lyrics.
  3. Control may be dark and sometimes brutal, but it's ultimately life-affirming and difficult to forget.
  4. Control's exhilarating high points take Pedro's brooding, hesitantly melodic indie rock closer to Ozzfet than they've ever been. [Jul 2002, p.94]
  5. While it may turn off some people who were fans of his earlier, acoustic work, it also shows that he has the chops to do a full-fledged rock album.
  6. Where [Winners Never Quit] moved with confidence and conviction of purpose, Control wallows in an amoral netherworld of overamped midtempo ballads and incomplete thoughts.
  7. [Control] finds Bazan wearily retreading themese of religion and relationships. [May 2002, p.119]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
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