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  • Summary: This is the first album of new material in 25 years from the power pop quartet and its first with the original members in 30 years.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. It's like H&S [Holsapple & Stamey] never went away.
  2. Jun 13, 2012
    90
    It's pure pop for grown-ups, filled with smarts, experience and a faith in the power of four-quarter time, played with the kind of chemistry that's only possible in musicians who've spent their whole lives together, rocking out as if nothing else matters. [No.88 p.55]
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    80
    It lacks the crisp modernity of old but it's knee-deep in lush curvature and angular salvos, and new favourites keep emerging. [Sep 2012, p.94]
  4. Jun 12, 2012
    70
    Falling evokes the band's best work without sounding dated.
  5. Aug 20, 2012
    60
    If the production is a little soft, there's no denying the old boys can still knock out pop thrills. [Sep 2012, p.99]
  6. Jun 21, 2012
    60
    This album never devolves into a self-indulgently morbid pity party.
  7. 50
    Justifiably lacking that exuberance, Falling Off the Sky is tame and predictable.

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  1. Jul 24, 2012
    6
    The whole album "Falling Off The Sky" is a rather unusual, due to the fact that it is the first for over 25 years release of The dB's, that regales the listener with a compilation of carefree pieces in climates of power and jangle pop, which makes this album a reference to the years' 80 and former activity of the band. There is no denying that CD is pleasure-listen, songs are on their way simple, but they can catch the attention and leave a pretty positive experience. Expand