Don't Be a Stranger - Mark Eitzel
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  • Summary: Produced by Sheldon Gomberg, American Music Club's Mark Eitzel returns with his sixth solo album after suffering a heart attack in 2011.
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  1. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    Some of the 11 songs have a rich band sound with strings and strong piano, and others a spare contemplative tone. [Nov 2012, p.88]
  2. Oct 2, 2012
    80
    Don't Be a Stranger is out-of-sorts in the best way, as Eitzel forever plays the outsider looking in.
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    Peer between the lines and Eitzel has lifted off some of the weight to create his most redemptive, mature work yet.
  4. Oct 5, 2012
    80
    Eitzel's work is rarely weak, but Don't Be a Stranger finds him hitting another peak.
  5. Oct 1, 2012
    74
    Don't Be a Stranger, American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel's best record since 2001's The Invisible Man.
  6. Oct 3, 2012
    70
    There are enough great moments, such as "Why Are You With Me" and "All My Love," to make this his strongest solo record in quite a while, but it is still far from his best work.
  7. Oct 2, 2012
    60
    The second half here sounds far more solitary, far less shaped by the sound of others and, as a result, murky in their intention and execution rather than their emotions.

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