Is That You in the Blue? - Dex Romweber Duo
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  • Summary: With Dexter on guitar and his sister Sara on drums, the band releases its sophomore album of blues, jazz, psychobilly ballads, pop songs, and more.
  • Record Label: Bloodshot
  • Genre(s): Rockabilly, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Blues, Rock & Roll, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Roots Rock, American Underground, Retro-Rock, Psychobilly
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    Is That You in the Blue? is the kind of freewheeling, creative rock record that should make Romweber a key influence on yet another generation.
  2. Jul 29, 2011
    80
    Its versatility is quite dazzling, making it one of the best records in the Romweber catalog.
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    70
    Romweber is still ruler of his own bossa nova rockabilly kingdom, skipping from surf-guitar rave-ups to spacey instrumentals to sepulchral balladry, with the occasional Xavier Cugat cover tossed in.
  4. Aug 10, 2011
    70
    Not intended for the faint of heart, Is That You in the Blue? chides, challenges and relentlessly rocks.
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    64
    Album highlight and instrumental freak-out "Climb Down" even sports frantic rock 'n' roll saxophone that would've fit in nicely on the new Black Lips album. Unfortunately, these lively moments are watered down by a majority of low-key material, verging from enjoyable to listless, which in turn makes Is That You in the Blue? a mixed bag overall.
  6. Aug 3, 2011
    60
    It's's just another surf/punk/garage/spy movie/blues-fueled day at the office for the Romwebers.
  7. Aug 3, 2011
    40
    The slow stuff exposes Dex's limited vocals, and his deliberately artless approach feels threadbare--but at least he doesn't take himself that seriously. [Aug 2011, p.97]

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