Fear Yourself - Daniel Johnston
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  • Summary: The latest release from the prolific indie-rocker and artist was recorded with Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 100
    Wrapped in the sonic wonder of Mark Linkous, Fear Yourself is more than a great record, it is a brilliant one.
  2. 80
    Sad, pretty, funny and touching. [#14, p.137]
  3. 80
    A fierce, defiant record. [Apr 2003, p.108]
  4. An admittedly flawed but remarkably honest document of one person's struggle to believe in love.
  5. Unfortunately, Fear Yourself's intricate, careful sound results in a rather bland album.
  6. 40
    The failing voice at its core would clearly be happier in the privacy of lo-fi. [Mar 2003, p.106]
  7. Johnston's voice rarely melds with Linkous' production, and it loses its gritty charm amid such dignified surroundings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AndyC
    May 1, 2003
    9
    A touching album mainly about obsessive love that is genuinely moving & powerful.