Internal Sounds - The Sadies
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  • Summary: The latest release from the Canadian alt-country band was produced by Dallas Good and features a guest appearance by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Country-Rock
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  1. Sep 30, 2013
    100
    The lyrics and arrangements are stellar.
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Internal Sounds both solidifies and expands on the veteran group’s signature tone, beefing up the punk-infused, psych-rock twang without losing any of the technical mastery and subtle nuances of the playing.
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Internal Sounds is a sparkling conflation of '69-vintage Byrds, early Burritos and psychedelic country helped along by the odd splash of boiling surf. [Oct 2013, p.74]
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    The album does reveal their wide influences across tracks rather than within them. For a band not as tight, that could have made for a scattershot album, but this one coheres nicely.
  5. 70
    This album may be a little unfocused, but it reveals mire and more with each listen. [Feb 2014, p.94]
  6. Nov 18, 2013
    70
    Internal Sounds is full of endings and beginnings, with cinematic instrumental act breaks, twangy fist- pumpers ("The First 5 Minutes"), muscular power pop ("Another Tomorrow Again") and haunting drones (the excellent closer, "We Are Circling").
  7. Jan 28, 2014
    60
    Trad country and honky tonk duke it out with outlaw attitude and roadhouse rock, a high ground meeting point between early R.E.M. and Drive-By Truckers. [Feb 2014, p.120]

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