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  • Summary: This is the second album for the indie rock band formed in Washington D.C.

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Bonny Boys
Here you are - my bonny boys You're all dressed up to seize the world And all its toys I hope it's roses all the way May you be lauded from Tiree to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 82
    Mashing up hypnotic chants, beguiling banjo licks, head-spinning melodies and sonic tomfoolery, these 11 cinematic songs are the pseudo-psychedelic soundtrack to a most wonderful dream.
  2. Family is a work of purpose, from a band whose previously wandering attention-spans rendered any chance of artistic success accidental.
  3. Family is an excellent album. Le Loup hasn’t altered their original goal and purpose, instead they’ve added new collections and they’ve even improved on some of the earlier problems from their debut.
  4. Family shows that Le Loup have really come into their own since the release of their 2007 debut.
  5. The opaque nature of Family makes it seem like a prime candidate for remixes with a touch more bite, but as it is, this is a record to fill those times when Panda Bear seems just a little too raucous.
  6. Q Magazine
    Negotiate the idea that you're eavesdropping on a social anthropology seminar and ther are thrills to be had. [Nov 2009, p.110]
  7. Even if the overall effect here isn't terribly original, there are still plenty of nice touches spread throughout these tracks to suggest Le Loup holds the potential to become more than an amalgam of well-regarded influences.

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  1. Nov 26, 2010
    How this album did not make it to the best of 2009 lists are beyond me. Same goes for their first from 2007.