Frozen Orange - David Kilgour
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  • Summary: This solo disc from the co-founder of New Zealand rockers The Clean includes backing by members of Lambchop.
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  1. 100
    A luminously lovely solo album.
  2. The album flows like sweet maple syrup from beginning to end, Kilgour's intimate croon caressing you like kind words from an old friend.
  3. Kilgour's song structures and orchestration never miss, and his lyrics always avoid being less or more than what they should be.
  4. Anyone looking for [an] unpretentious, laidback and solid full-length is hereby invited to check out what's made Kilgour one our most consistent performers for 25 years.
  5. As gentle, elegant end-of-the-summer albums go, Frozen Orange scores top marks. As a David Kilgour record, it's more subjective; some listeners will love the polish, while others will consider it surplus to requirements.
  6. Producer Mark Nevers emphasizes vamping, letting songs rev up and down in such a way that listeners can imagine them still existing somewhere outside the disc itself.
  7. While I am not one to fault Kilgour for slowing things down a little, an impatient listener might argue that Frozen Orange shows Kilgour's age in the same ways Yo La Tengo's Summer Sun belied theirs.

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