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  • Summary: Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes, Gothic Archies, The 6ths) provides the low-key score to the James Bolton indie film, consisting of 10 instrumental and 6 vocal tracks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Exquisitely moody songs alternate with instrumentals that sound like outtakes from the Mothers of Invention's Burnt Weeny Sandwich (that's a compliment). [25 Jan 2002, p.107]
  2. It's another Merritt CD that's so good, it could radically alter the world if it was broadcast from the moon.
  3. A superb piece of work. [Apr 2002, p.117]
  4. The combination of quietly gorgeous pop songs and noise bites struggling to become quietly gorgeous pop songs makes for bewitching Sunday-morning listening.
  5. 60
    [The instrumentals are] a curious bonus for his fans, but not much more. [Feb/Mar 2002, p.113]
  6. Certainly it's not as important or ambitious as his principal projects, but on the other hand there's less of the clever ostentatiousness that can sometimes drive you up the wall.
  7. Half this record sounds like a field recording from a daycare play room. [Mar 2002, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DanielleR.
    Mar 6, 2002
    10
    Fantastic
  2. KonstantinosA.
    Sep 22, 2002
    9
    Album of the year probably... "Some Summer Day" is the 70th Love Song ;-)