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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Katy Goodman's project was produced by guitarist Tod Wisenbaker.
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  1. 90
    It is a skillful, daring, side-step into a new plane that leaves the band with far more aspects to explore than when they started.
  2. May 12, 2014
    80
    Hour of the Dawn is great garage pop, some of the best being made in 2014, and is the best La Sera album yet.
  3. May 21, 2014
    80
    Establishing her forceful new identity from the start, Goodman makes music with an infectious enthusiasm.
  4. May 15, 2014
    71
    Hour of the Dawn sounds like a summer record, meant to be played when emotions are high and the sun is out. Most importantly, it shows what she’s capable of when the shine has worn off.
  5. May 15, 2014
    70
    Taken as it is, this is a great summer’s coming album, the most fresh guitar pop record of the year, though it might be a bit too bright at times.
  6. May 15, 2014
    70
    Hour of the Dawn may not be La Sera reinventing the wheel, or even pushing it anywhere new, but it's a wonderfully likeable summer soundtrack with more depth than your average surf-pop release.
  7. May 12, 2014
    60
    Goodman remains a sharp and confident songwriter, and buried underneath the noise there's still plenty of charm here, but dialing back all the bluster would have gone a long way.

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