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  • Summary: This is the first album for the Los Angeles-based power-pop band formerly known as The Brokedown.
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  1. The Broken West sounds like old-style AM pop with muscle and guts.
  2. So many bands confuse being laid-back with being comatose that it's good to hear a band who give their richly layered tunes some heart and soul.
  3. This is an album made for car trips by a band best suited for noisy bars; you’re going to want to play it loud.
  4. Akin to AM era Wilco matched with Big Star's #1 Record.
  5. Their influences are all immediately recognizable and their songs all hummably predictable, and yet their Merge debut, I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, reveals the band to be confidently inventive and assured in their collective identity.
  6. The Broken West's debut sports a big, masculine sound strangely lacking in swagger but with a sensitivity that never devolves into emo self-consciousness.
  7. The lyrics are particularly generic, even for a pop band, and they render The Broken West’s mission obsolete.

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