Glass Floor - Maritime
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60

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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut from the four-piece consisting of Dismemberment Plan bassist Eric Axelson, former Promise Ring members Davey von Bohlen and Dan Didier, and Jawbox founder J. Robbins.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Von Bohlen's thin vocals and a generally mushy sound keeps Glass Floor from catching hold at first, but Maritime's gently buzzing guitars give the songs a backbone that helps them stand up to multiple exposures.
  2. While not every song on Glass Floor is a gem, the best ones here are so good, I can only assume Maritime will be a step forward even for these artists’ illustrious careers.
  3. At times, these tracks strain to find a middle ground between pop stardom and thoughtful reverence.
  4. 60
    It mostly drives down that most scenic of romantic-pop roads, honking and waving at fellow motorists Death Cab For Cutie. [#64, p.104]
  5. Plenty of albums split the difference between gems and junk, but the biggest problem with Glass House is that it lacks any discernible anima; the band seems to be phoning in their performance from a comfy armchair somewhere in Milwaukee.
  6. If there's any difference between this album and von Bohlen's lackluster recent output, it's that this collection somehow manages to be even more tepid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. CalvinHobbes
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    Funny, joyful. What's the matter?
  2. AnthonyN
    Jul 31, 2004
    4
    Massively disappointing album. Still some good songs on it like Adios.