Everybody - The Sea and Cake
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  • Summary: The Chicago post-rock outfit fronted by Sam Prekop switches producers (from John McEntire to Brian Paulson) for this latest 10-track set.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 90
    Much more organic and live. [#25, p.100]
  2. They take prime garage rock and global beats from past works and flirtatiously commingle them to craft a gossamer rock - steady creation.
  3. 80
    Their arrangements are tidy as ever and the disc's energized pop sounds like it came together on the stage rather than the studio. [May 2007, p.97]
  4. An album that is easy to listen to, but hard to grasp, Everybody wraps its complexities in bright soap bubble diaphanies.
  5. Despite flashes of unexpected vigour, Everybody is ultimately more variation-on-a-theme than it is wheel reinvention.
  6. From the first notes of Everybody, the band is trying to recapture the fire of its early albums. But the band has been moving away from that style since its inception; it's not surprising that the transition back may not be as smooth as they had hoped.
  7. The Sea And Cake are ultimately an infuriatingly inoffensive band.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. k.
    May 14, 2007
    On first listen I had mixed feelings for this album; some of the tracks seemed a little boring. This album is turning out to be a creeper though, a slow cooker; one of the few albums from this year I'll still be listening to next year. Expand
  2. seanc
    May 12, 2007
    shocked at the low marks. 'everybody' is the sound of a creatively reinvigorated band and perfect summer listening.
  3. Mr.Hankey
    May 8, 2007
    It's the Sea and Cake's standard acoustic flavored post-rock , that's it. Same genre, new material. It;s definitely an intricate and sincere listen but at times it will bore you. Expand