• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Mar 4, 2011
    Papercuts' fourth album and Sub Pop debut, Fading Parade, is nothing like this overwrought, overwhelming assault on the senses.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 6, 2011
    Its mood affecting. its melodies haunting, Fading Parade is spellbinding. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  3. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    Sure, at times, they sound like Gene, but on tracks like "Do You Really Wanna Know" they are nigh-on perfect: Jangly and breathless, with traces of The Smiths but a softer edge. [Apr 2011, p.89]
  4. Mar 3, 2011
    The Papercuts project seems destined for bigger and brighter stages on the back of Fading Parade; a fine testament to Quever, jack of all trades, master of some.
  5. Mar 3, 2011
    Fading Parade might be subtle, but it's obviously another step forward for Quever and company.
  6. Mar 3, 2011
    Quever has extended his transition into dreamy territory really well.
  7. Apr 5, 2011
    In cynical marketing terms, an 'indispensible' sticker has been slapped on this effort through these moves, so that no wallflower's music library would be complete without a shy Fading Parade.
  8. Q Magazine
    Apr 6, 2011
    The result is a more direct sound. [Apr 2011, p.106]
  9. Under The Radar
    Mar 22, 2011
    It's the act's best and nost fully realized LP to date. [Feb 2011, p.66]
  10. Mar 15, 2011
    Considering the way Fading Parade wraps up, you just get the feeling that Papercuts could go a little deeper when Quever gives his songs a little more room to breathe.
  11. Mar 7, 2011
    Fading Parade may be trodden down, and it does meander on too much diffidence to make it readily distinguishable. It is also a pleasant lull, prepped with a rich gamut of melodic rewards.
  12. Mar 7, 2011
    It's no good for serious contemplation, but then I doubt that's what it's intended for – definitely one to keep handy for a sleepy August afternoon.
  13. Mar 4, 2011
    Fading Parade brings back the guitars, but continues the slide toward formlessness, with songs that are always pleasant but no longer very compelling.
  14. Mar 3, 2011
    With all Quever's ambitions reserved for the interior texture of the songs, the surface can seem a touch precious and self-absorbed.
  15. Mar 4, 2011
    On Fading Parade, Papercuts (a.k.a. Jason Robert Quever) hasn't changed too much, sticking with the fuzzed, hazy, '60s dream-pop that's the musical equivalent of a shoebox filled with old Polaroids.

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