End Of Love - Clem Snide
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  • Summary: The fifth album for Eef Barzelay & co. includes contributions from members of Lambchop and Crooked Fingers. Barzelay himself produced the entire disc.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Since all the lines make sense, and almost all the stanzas almost make sense, you keep waiting for the songs to make sense. And waiting, and waiting, through calm, memorable arrangements that are never in a hurry.
  2. It's sweet and sad and frequently hilarious.
  3. 80
    Sharply written and softly played, the perfectly bittersweet End Of Love balances the books. [#67, p.87]
  4. End Of Love tracks like "The Sound Of German Hip-Hop," "Tiny European Cars," and "Jews For Jesus Blues" tell sketchy stories that describe moments of surprising awareness.
  5. You'll find yourself laughing through the tears. [25 Feb 2005, p.102]
  6. A winning collection of giddy, C&W laments. [Jun 2005, p.111]
  7. 60
    Still shambles too freely but features stellar moments. [Jun 2005, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. anna
    Mar 8, 2005
    10
    this band is so much better!
  2. ZaphodBeeblebrox
    Mar 13, 2005
    10
    'Made for TV Movie' is a very cool song as well as 'Fill Me With Your Light.' Overallt he album is solid and though 'Made for TV Movie' is a very cool song as well as 'Fill Me With Your Light.' Overallt he album is solid and though Clem's rhythm never amazes you, the lyrics are always a good time. I'd also like to say hello to the guy/girl who has to read all these comments. Must be fantastic. Expand
  3. wswilliams
    Mar 14, 2005
    9
    "(You Make Me Wanna Break) Something Beautiful" is definitely going on my manic depressive mix iPod playlist. The whole album is pretty "(You Make Me Wanna Break) Something Beautiful" is definitely going on my manic depressive mix iPod playlist. The whole album is pretty humorous and melodic. Expand
  4. Tudeage
    Dec 18, 2005
    9
    Once you hear this band, you can't get them out of your head.
  5. EricR
    Feb 28, 2005
    8
    More funny, quirky, slightly alt-country pop tunes from Clem Snide, which isn't a bad thing. While it tends to run together over the More funny, quirky, slightly alt-country pop tunes from Clem Snide, which isn't a bad thing. While it tends to run together over the course of the whole record, there are some great standout tracks ("Made for TV Movie" and "Jews for Jesus Blues") and some clever, laugh-out-loud funny lyrics. Nothing on it quite as catchy as "Moment in the Sun" (from The Ghost of Fashion) but a solid effort on the whole. Expand
  6. DanB.
    Mar 9, 2005
    8
    This is not the best Clem Snide album, but it is good overall and if you like any of their older stuff, you'll like this. Their This is not the best Clem Snide album, but it is good overall and if you like any of their older stuff, you'll like this. Their recordings, even the best ones, are never as good as their live shows. Definitely go see them live, they're almost always perfect - and then while you're buy a copy of this disc there. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Apr 1, 2005
    7
    I like this, but it's not their best. Soft Spot is one of my favorite albums, and The Ghost of Fashion is really good, so check those I like this, but it's not their best. Soft Spot is one of my favorite albums, and The Ghost of Fashion is really good, so check those out before you make your way to this one. Expand