In Space - Big Star
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  • Summary: The band's first studio LP in 30 years features the most recent touring lineup of original members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens with Posies Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 80
    A cohesive album that is simultaneously Big Star-ish (but not slavishly so) and Chilton-like (but not depressingly so). [Oct 2005, p.98]
  2. In Space is no #1 Record, but at its brightest, it is Big Star in every way.
  3. Mostly fantastic. [#11, p.109]
  4. A fairly enjoyable album as long as one doesn’t saddle it with expectations of being the next Sister Lovers.
  5. Problem is, In Space isn’t a Big Star album. Or particularly good, for that matter.
  6. 40
    It sounds as bitter and cynical as most of Chilton's solo stuff since Big Star originally imploded. [Oct 2005, p.134]
  7. Half the 12 tracks are risible throwaway genre and covers. The other half are, at best, extremely mellifluous Big Star tribute band songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13