Good Graces

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  • Summary: The third solo release for the singer-songwriter features guest vocals from frequent collaborator, Jenny Lewis.
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  • Record Label: SQE
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 75
    It might be a little light on lyrical substance, but it’s gorgeously melodic and irresistibly mellow; they don’t make pop records like this any more.
  2. Uncut
    Nov 1, 2013
    70
    Rice is at his best when indulging his penchant for punk bubblegum. [Dec 2013, p.71]
  3. 70
    Good Graces may not be reinventing the wheel, but it leans out of the hammock to give it a good spin.
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    60
    Rice's sepia-tone tales of worry, wisdom, woe, and wild-at-heart love feel authentic and lived in, and while they may lack the spark needed to light a fire that's big enough to bring him out from behind Lewis' shadow, they still manage to provide enough light to warm the bones of even the weariest traveler.
  5. Under The Radar
    Nov 1, 2013
    60
    It's a pretty weightless affair but Rice's earnest delivery buys him a lot of forgiveness. [Sep-Oct 2013, p.94]
  6. Q Magazine
    Jan 28, 2014
    60
    There's comfort in the intensely melodic Surfer's Lament, and if there must be impossibly soapy love songs, they might as well be as lovely as My Heart Belongs To You. [Feb 2014, p.119]
  7. Mojo
    Dec 18, 2013
    60
    The album roams Laurel Canyon roots and Byrdsian bliss to Fleetwood Mac and Mink DeVille/Lou Reed affection. [Jan 2014, p.94]

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