In the Pursuit of Leisure Image
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  • Summary: This lengthily-titled album marks a reunion for the band with producer David Kahne. Included here is a cover of Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. [A] measured and thoughtful set of intelligent pop tunes. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  2. 75
    The self-deprecation still rings hollow, but the hooks never do. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  3. At least they sound like they're still having a good time.
  4. 60
    McGrath sounds both sexier and more gentle, sensitive and more irresponsible. [#17, p.143]
  5. There just is a real feel of lightweights here--be it in the band's often balls-less bottom end (a real problem with so many rock bands these days) or just in the overall music itself.
  6. Extremely infectious, thick with irony and inexplicably goofy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4