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  • Summary: Chris Taylor helped produce this debut solo album for the Brooklyn-based George Lewis Jr.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 5, 2011
    91
    Twin Shadow manages to stand out in a cluttered genre thanks to world-beating, danceable hooks and a surfeit of style.
  2. Although Forget might not usher in a new musical era, it's a near-flawless album and certainly one of the most impressive debuts we've ever seen. It might not change your life, but it will bury itself deep into your brain and make you feel good and warm for a couple of days.
  3. Lewis may be covering territory that a lot of other artists tread, but he's earnest and soulful, injecting the romantic lyrics with a smoothness that reminds me of Avalon-era Roxy Music.
  4. Dec 13, 2010
    80
    A daydream-like haze smudges the crispness of the beats while Lewis sings his osmotic melodies, his tones akin to Richard Swift gone disco.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    80
    It's a mark of the album's strength that there aren't many standouts: there aren't any weak tracks either.
  6. 80
    Remembering, reinventing and emerging with a record as joyful as it is tear-stained, Twin Shadow has crafted something that's understatedly, subtly, almost perfect.
  7. Dec 22, 2010
    60
    Co-produced in the US by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, Twin Shadow is assured hipster status in his adopted New York home. [Jan 2011, p.142]

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  1. Dec 8, 2012
    10
    The dreamy grandeur of this album is difficult to pin down as every listen seems to render the album in a different light, but it's appeal isThe dreamy grandeur of this album is difficult to pin down as every listen seems to render the album in a different light, but it's appeal is likely easily found by both fans of nostalgic music and those seeking a collection of songs which could all easily qualify as singles. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2010
    9
    If you think that lo-fi is just one of those artistic names given to the sound of average musicians, here is Twin Shadow to change your mind.If you think that lo-fi is just one of those artistic names given to the sound of average musicians, here is Twin Shadow to change your mind. This lo-fi artist is the best this genre has till today, he combines it with simplicity and harmony to create some chill-tasty music. This my friends is music to enjoy, in the morning, at night, in the car or with your friends, is just beautiful music to your ears. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    9
    Out of all the artists currently aping/paying homage to/trying to replicate the sound of the 80's, this guy does it best without soundingOut of all the artists currently aping/paying homage to/trying to replicate the sound of the 80's, this guy does it best without sounding gimmicky. Really not a single bad song on the entire album but "At My Heels" "Slow" and "When We're Dancing" are especially excellent. Definitely one of the top albums of the year and one that you can see having staying power. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2012
    8
    Cracking good record for a debut. As you'll have read - it's got a bit of an 80's vibe going on - lots of synths. Twin Shadow is really goodCracking good record for a debut. As you'll have read - it's got a bit of an 80's vibe going on - lots of synths. Twin Shadow is really good at making his songs atmospheric and giving them a kind of "feel". There is a predominantly dark feel to the record, like some of Depeche Modes better stuff but a bit more indie and a lot more chilled out. Mostly very good songs and really looking forward to hearing his next effort. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2010
    7
    The debut album for George Lewis Jr. "Forget" was produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. Jr hooks you in with the second track When WereThe debut album for George Lewis Jr. "Forget" was produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. Jr hooks you in with the second track When Were Dancing which transports you to an 80's night club in downtown somewhere. The album has very floaty melodies that make you think of them long after you've finished the album. Fans of Grizzly Bear can feel the influence on some of the later tracks that feel more spacey and experimental. This isn't ground breaking music, but its an honest attempt to do it right. I'd give this album 7/10.
    Key tracks to listen to; When Were Dancing, At My Heels, Castles In The Snow.
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