Elf Power - Elf Power
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  • Summary: The self-titled album for the Athens, Georgia-based band was dedicated to Vic Chesnutt, who died on Christmas day in 2009.
  • Record Label: Orange Twin
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Things get heady on the final couple of tracks, but there's enough here to keep things interesting and anything but typical. [Summer 2010, p.78]
  2. The more bells and whistles, the better. Elf Power sounds fantastic, with the band reveling in small production details that really knock you out on headphones....The bad news: Andrew Rieger's voice, possibly the defining element of the band's sound, is also its most predictable.
  3. Were its songs more dynamic, its arrangements less haphazard, its tone more even, its sentiments a bit more clearly stated, Elf Power could really be affecting. But as it is, it just feels affected; the sound of a band in mourning seeking a musical catharsis they can't quite extend to the listener.
  4. Elf Power often sounds simple on the surface, but there's a remarkable depth to this work that confirms these indie pop veterans still have a lot on their minds, and no trouble finding eloquent ways of expressing themselves.