Entanglements - Parenthetical Girls
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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. Conceptually, Entanglements has been done before, but lyrics are reprised and musical sentences are repeated in such a way that it creates a singularly cohesive, linear narrative piece.
  3. As dazzling as Entanglements can be, its polish and uniqueness makes it more polarizing than anything Parenthetical Girls have done before.
  4. 60
    Zac Pennington sounds a bit pubescent himself as he sputters the record's bizarre, hard-to-follow story, but the impeccable arrangements, wormy melodies, and jarring carnal imagery get the point across.
  5. 60
    It's full-bodied baroque. [Oct 2008, p.109]
  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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