For Those Who Stay

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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Canadian indie rock duo of Paul Saulnier and Benjamin Nelson was produced by Matt Rogalsky.
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  1. Jul 25, 2014
    80
    This is a strong indie rock release that further establishes PS I Love You’s sound, improving upon it but not really do much to shift it. Maybe that’s a good thing though, because this album is a great listen.
  2. Jul 22, 2014
    80
    It’s hard not to admire anything PS I Love You puts out simply because it’s done with such a sense of sincerity and craftsmanship.
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    80
    This record will surprise their fans.
  4. Jul 24, 2014
    80
    Depression and personal battles still make up the lyrical content. But there are also spacious, cosmic moments, swaths of texture (Tim Bruton adds keyboard lines and Matt Rogalsky synth bass) and gentler fingerpicked and/or softly sung moments.
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    70
    No doubt this will all slay live, but there are parts on For Those Who Stay where Saulnier's obvious talents and ambitions never quite get three dimensional, though it's obviously not for a lack of effort on his behalf, as this is one band no one would ever accuse of not trying hard enough.
  6. Jul 22, 2014
    63
    For Those Who Stay won’t change your opinion either way, and at the most, it might make you feel more strongly about what you already believe.
  7. Jul 23, 2014
    50
    There are embarrassing missteps to be had here, and one wishes that, for this outing, the group just pruned their output back to an EP in length.

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