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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Galaxie 500/Luna founding member was produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Mar 12, 2014
    This is Wareham doing what he does best: making music he loves with people he holds dear. [No. 107, p.60]
  2. 80
    Whilst the front-end and middle of the collection may take some repeat spins to fully earn affection, the two six minute epics that conclude proceedings are unquestionable gems from the first airing.
  3. Mar 31, 2014
    A peculiar cove, Wareham is also a viciously acute lyricist with a love for tremolo, and has invented what might be described as quiet heavy metal, or rock’n’roll noir.
  4. Mar 12, 2014
    It’s an album that humorously but honestly explores the tensions that arise in any long-term relationship, however in this case, the pressures--financial, political, or otherwise--seem to be coming more from without than within.
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    It’s a beautiful pop record, in its succinctness, its self-consciousness, and its sheer will to live.
  6. Mar 7, 2014
    Songs from the wellspring of third-album VU; a few nods toward New Order; some charming turns of phrase. And on it goes.... [Apr 2014, p.83]
  7. 50
    In the main Dean Wareham is too dreary, too frequently.

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  1. Apr 5, 2014
    I got a little excited for this album when i learned it's by Galaxie 500 frontman. I only listened to one track by them: Tugboat. And i really liked it. So i decided to give this a shot.

    It's good, but not great. It's got good music and vocals (his voice is still as good), but nothing sticks. Not like that track did. I probably won't remember anything from that album in a couple of months. But it was a good listen while it lasted.