House on the Hill - The Babies
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the indie rock band featuring Vivian Girls' Cassie Ramone and Woods' Kevin Morby was produced by Rob Barbato.
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  1. Nov 13, 2012
    80
    Freed from the confines of their regular gigs, Morby and Ramone go for broke, creating a record with hooks that just won't quit.
  2. Nov 13, 2012
    78
    Fuzzy while never saccharine, Our House on the Hill dispels any notion of a sophomore slump.
  3. Nov 15, 2012
    78
    Though imperfect, Hill's intensifying sonic clarity presents the Babies as a group that still believes in rock'n'roll as a powerful language, one that can help sort out mortal complexities and say something about the way we live.
  4. Nov 13, 2012
    70
    Our House on the Hill' is at least a welcome addition to their lexicon; its 50s-tinged 'woah-oh' backing vocals and neo-retro chord changes just wistful enough.
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    70
    Though front-loaded with its most energetic and moving songs, Our House on the Hill is an intriguing statement from a band shedding their better-known affiliations for a whole new ideal.
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    68
    These are songs written simply and genuinely, and in a city and a scene soaking in irony and image, they are a refreshing change.
  7. 50
    A sophomore effort that sounds largely indistinguishable from the debut in its strengths and weaknesses.

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