Excerpts From The Diary Of Todd Zilla [EP] Image
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  • Summary: This seven-track mini-album is intended to hold fans over until the Modesto, California band return with their next LP in early 2006.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 83
    Grandaddy's Moogy, moody music still sounds like ELO as HAL-9000. [Oct 2005, p.137]
  2. 80
    Both spectacularly riotous and deliciously bittersweet. [Nov 2005, p.112]
  3. A rare EP that feels more like a full-length release with the filler trimmed. [#11, p.117]
  4. 68
    Less produced and certainly less poppy. [#17, p.97]
  5. 60
    A vehement kiss-off to California's Central Valley. [Nov 2005, p.136]
  6. Tracks such as Florida and Pull The Curtains... add a Pixies-ish aggression to their signature bleepy country rock. [Nov 2005, p.124]
  7. Aside from those two songs ["Florida" and "Pull The Curtains"], however, there aren't many highpoints.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. dferris
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    I really enjoyed this little treat from one of my favorite bands. A great teaser for a new album early next year. I will admit that they really don't uncover any new territory here, they may even step back a little, but that only makes me remember why I fell in love with Grandaddy in the first place. Expand
  2. SeanT
    Dec 11, 2005
    8
    i like this a lot because it harkens back to their "under the western freeway" days. i am glad they got rid of some of the polish.
  3. GeoM
    May 30, 2006
    6
    Really easy!, Like a friendly ballad with two Rock songs. But it is one of my favorites bands.