Inside/Absent - Broken Spindles
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  • Summary: The Faint's Joel Petersen returns with his third Broken Spindles album.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 80
    Like the Postal Service's wiser uncle, this is emo-electronic that doesn't whine, but rather approaches with a sense of musical and lyrical purpose. [Sep 2005, p.104]
  2. Inside/Absent is a nice listen, but doesn't hint at anything greater to come-- a frustrating flaw for an album already unexcited with itself.
  3. Nuanced, sophisticated pop somewhere between Ben Folds and Spain. [Oct 2005, p.168]
  4. Peterson's most emotional work to date. [#11, p.114]
  5. The production on Inside/Absent is fantastic and... there are some amazingly bare moments. And although the moments are a bit too far and few between, they are worth the wait.
  6. The songwriting meanders sometimes, but some engaging moments... surface throughout. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.135]