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  • Summary: The Modesto, Calif. band has announced that it will break up after the release of this final 14-track album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 92
    This is the best Grandaddy record thus far. [#19, p.92]
  2. If this is Lytle’s last musical missive, he’s left us with a complete, if unfocused, dossier of his genius.
  3. A sad record, then, but an inspiring one too, offering the hope that the end of Grandaddy means a fresh start for Lytle.
  4. Just Like the Fambly Cat, even more than Grandaddy's past works, carries the weight of death.
  5. While there are hints of tiredness, Grandaddy are not leaving us with heads bowed. [Jun 2006, p.116]
  6. Just Like the Fambly Cat sounds like a Grandaddy album, but only in that it rehashes everything the band has already done.
  7. 50
    Song after song is undermined by too-precious gestures, and the occasional bursts of speed and volume can't mask Grandaddy's exhaustion. [Jun 2006, p.137]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Brendan
    Jun 8, 2006
    10
    I don't know if it's the BEST Grandaddy record, but this is a pretty boss record in and of itself. From the creepy "What Happened?" I don't know if it's the BEST Grandaddy record, but this is a pretty boss record in and of itself. From the creepy "What Happened?" to the stunning "Shangri-La," the record is again perfect from start to finish, the third time in a row Grandaddy's managed to do that. It's a pity they won't be putting out any more music; we've lost one of the greatest bands of the last decade this year. Expand
  2. sk
    May 16, 2006
    10
    10/10 i ll love them forever
  3. saetta
    Jun 3, 2006
    10
    Sad farwell from a band that rivals radiohead and pink floyd. Never got that recognition. I will miss them very much!
  4. db
    May 9, 2006
    9
    I love me the grandaddy.
  5. MarkM
    May 20, 2006
    9
    Like all rock masterpices this album is enjoyable on first listen and plants tiny hooks in your brain. As the hooks grow you want to listen Like all rock masterpices this album is enjoyable on first listen and plants tiny hooks in your brain. As the hooks grow you want to listen to nothing else. Thank you for one last blast of brilliance. Expand
  6. steve
    Aug 2, 2006
    8
    fantastico . can't stop playing this kitty .
  7. bizzlefitz
    May 14, 2006
    7
    For a album hinged on departure, Grandaddy did not capitalize on the concept of "end." I find myself humming other Grandaddy tunes while For a album hinged on departure, Grandaddy did not capitalize on the concept of "end." I find myself humming other Grandaddy tunes while listening to this record. While much better than the Todzilla EP and the Flaming Lips' latest catastrophe, Fambly Cat does very little to progress their sound. Every band must have a greatest record;in Grandaddy's case that record was Software Slump. Expand

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