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  • Summary: The band from the Everett, Washington area releases its third album with new label, Tomlab.
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  1. While certain details are kept shrouded, the acts and emotions are hyper-real, and the story's arc is plenty navigable.
  2. Parenthetical Girls consists primarily of Zac Pennington's unmistakable vocals, and they are given a musical context that emphasizes their stark beauty on this album. It was well worth the three years of effort on his part.
  3. As dazzling as Entanglements can be, its polish and uniqueness makes it more polarizing than anything Parenthetical Girls have done before.
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    It's full-bodied baroque. [Oct 2008, p.109]
  5. Throw Pennington's arch, quivering voice on top and what you have is a theatrical overload, too calculated and exhausting to really impress.
  6. For album number three he's assembled a trio of multi-instrumentalists and vividly succeeded in realising some of his early "Spectorian" ambitions. [Oct 2008, p.149]
  7. Its vaguely experimental ambitions and occasionally interesting musical flourishes don’t do much to separate it from the mass of baroque indie already circulating, amassing often unwarranted critical acclaim.

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