Is A Woman - Lambchop
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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

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  • Summary: Kurt Wagner & co. return for the band's sixth album, which is a more stripped-down affair than their previous effort, 'Nixon.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Minimal and huge at the same time, desperately sad in places, thought-provoking and ethereal in others, this is an incredible milestone of a record.
  2. For all its minimalist musical approach and inherent gloominess, Is A Woman over time proves a creative masterstroke.
  3. The album sounds full whether you're in the next room or sitting right beside the speakers. Details -- a horn here, a steel guitar there, a lilting piano figure that appears out of the ether -- fill every cranny in a sound that's still as spacious as Giant Sand's Southwestern soundtracks.
  4. A record that urges you to lean closer to the speakers in order to fully hear everything that is being played and sung. [#216, p.63]
  5. 80
    This soggy, after-hours feel also permeates Is A Woman, although the ensemble sound has been pared to the bone. [#53, p.83]
  6. Lounge-rock for world-weary sophisticates.
  7. One very minimal idea being stretched over 11 songs to the point that it starts to look very washed-out indeed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. GavH.
    Oct 17, 2002
    9
    Just kept replaying it, however not as many times as Nixon
  2. MattyM
    Apr 9, 2004
    9
    This is a slow, slow burn - especially if you're coming straight after the relative euphoria of Nixon. But give it a few listens and it'll sneak up and strangle you in it's relaxed, measured splendour. Expand
  3. calimerosmix
    Apr 5, 2005
    9
    one of the greatest music's that they have

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