Good Evening - Nite Jewel
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  • Summary: The debut album for Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Ramona Gonzalez.
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  1. 90
    Good Evening is unbelievably catchy and vintage but at times is weighted down by its own obscurity, sometimes becoming far too much background noise and not enough of an active listen to provide enough distinction between tracks.
  2. She’s absurd, yes, but she also has an incredible melodic sense and can unpredictably weave trancey backdrops to brilliant effect.
  3. Therein lies the power of this understatedly great debut – in avoiding a simple homage to sounds that came and went a couple of decades ago, Gonzalez managed to imbue her music with a greater historical perspective.
  4. Good Evening is minuscule and precious, both of which are charming descriptors, but its fragility is taken to an almost palpable extent.
  5. The second half of Good Evening picks up and runs right off, with the hooks hiding under all the reverb and fuzz starting to scratch at the surface with a fair amount of urgency.
  6. Good Evening is a good bet for fans of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Glass Candy, and Sally Shapiro. [Spring 2009, p.79]
  7. Like their too-cool-for-school foremothers, they kind of miss the point of what Italo is about. Unlike them, however, over 10 tracks, they can’t even muster one bleedin’ catchy choon.

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