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  • Summary: This is the topical seventh album for the indie rockers fronted by the recently married Shannon McArdle and Timothy Bracy.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. Full of Light and Full of Fire is easily one of the best albums of the decade.
  2. Every song on this album is outstanding.
  3. 80
    Political without preaching, sexy in a bookish way, this record will keep you up talking with someone you'd like to kiss. [Dec 2005, p.149]
  4. 75
    The best bummer-country band of this sucky century. [Dec 2005, p.107]
  5. As always, this longtime indie band shines brightest when mopey-voiced Shannon McArdle steers the music away from conventional alt-country. [25 Nov 2005, p.103]
  6. The Mendoza Line have mined this kind of socio-political territory before, but never with so much fatalistic maturity.
  7. While The Mendoza Line's lyrics may be full of light and full of fire, the music here is not.

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  1. JohnR
    Feb 7, 2006
    8
    Some of the best drinking songs ever recorded.