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  • Summary: The Velvet Underground's founding member releases his solo five-track EP of art rock.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    John Cale's new five-track EP conceives and executes more great ideas in 21 minutes than most musicians do in 10 years.
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    80
    He still has plenty to communicate, his music not losing any creative potency over the years.
  3. Oct 13, 2011
    70
    Certainly no misnomered record, Extra Playful sounds more fun, excited and full of joie de vivre than anything else in Cale's extensive discography.
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Extra Playful lives up to its title. [Oct 2011, p.63]
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    "Hey Ray" is a sore-thumb irritant on an EP that otherwise carefully mediates between Cale's populist and deviant tendencies.
  6. Oct 20, 2011
    60
    He doesn't push it far enough to be useful, so the EP ends up being not quite as playful as its title suggests, but it's not especially noteworthy either.
  7. 50
    For the most part, Extra Playful makes a nice addition to any modern rock playlist, though there's nothing on here that will drop your jaw.

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