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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length for the Glasgow band fronted by James Graham.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. If you’ve yearned for a band that takes that dramatic indie-rock template but injects a bit of post-rock drama into it, then boy, have you ever come to the right place.
  2. The songs on Fourteen Autumns are loud, and graced with long-line melodies that are easy to hum, but there's nothing quick or disposable about them.
  3. It’s hard not to notice that the best songs on Fourteen Autumns were already featured on last year’s EP.
  4. It may not be perfect – there’s the slightest suggestion as the album draws to a close that ideas may be running thin – but for a debut record to sound this accomplished suggests a promising future, and surely they’re in the right hands.
  5. There’s a certain formula to many of the songs they came up with... But it’s a rather compelling formula—it’s worked for scads of bands for decades—and Twilight Sad do it well.
  6. If an album could have hormone surges and acne, if it could sit home on prom night listening to Joy Division and smoking pot, if it could be as fully convinced of its inner worthlessness as of its ultimate triumph...in short if an album could be fourteen, this would be the one.
  7. Despite occasional thrills, for all The Twilight Sad's epic ambition and admittedly accomplished sound, this is a hollow record that struggles to fully transcend its influences.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. robertc
    May 14, 2007
    10
    Excellent debut album....go buy and enjoy
  2. QUAID
    Apr 29, 2007
    10
    Great album, but to think that OK Computer is a great achievement, think again. It's easily one of the worst albums ever. How could Great album, but to think that OK Computer is a great achievement, think again. It's easily one of the worst albums ever. How could anyone possible compare this album to that crap. Expand
  3. popoman
    May 2, 2007
    10
    enigmatic and heartfelt... good stuff... best album this year for me so far
  4. BDub
    May 9, 2007
    8
    I'm cool, because i said OK Computer is a crappy album. You see what makes someone cool is taking one of the most heralded albums of the I'm cool, because i said OK Computer is a crappy album. You see what makes someone cool is taking one of the most heralded albums of the last twenty and then saying it is crappy. See what i mean? Now bask in my coolness. Oh, and yeah, this TS album is good too, and you can believe in my opinion because i just bashed a great album , see how easy that is? Now isn't this nice? Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2015
    8
    It takes a while to fully understand the real meaning of the songs, but (as a whole) FA&FW works so cohesively well that the total is moreIt takes a while to fully understand the real meaning of the songs, but (as a whole) FA&FW works so cohesively well that the total is more important than its parts. And it's also a strong and solid debut, for a melancholic but powerful band. Expand
  6. EdLeisurewear
    May 14, 2007
    8
    Stunning achievement from Messrs Graham and co. - a nice cross between Mogwai and Belle and Sebastien - not just because they're both Stunning achievement from Messrs Graham and co. - a nice cross between Mogwai and Belle and Sebastien - not just because they're both Scottish, well...kinda. I look forward to the fifteenth autumn... Expand
  7. mikeyf
    Apr 28, 2007
    1
    send your $ to their label to underwrite music lessons for the ts's. proof you really should'a gone on a diet, sang in an send your $ to their label to underwrite music lessons for the ts's. proof you really should'a gone on a diet, sang in an undecipherable dialectic & learned a couple of chords. you too could make stupid girls swoon . for fuck's sake, save your hearing. poser kunt rock. Expand

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