Kill Them With Kindness - The Jealous Sound
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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based indie-rock band led by Blair Shehan (formerly of Knapsack) makes its long-awaited full-length debut after several years of touring with bands ranging from Death Cab For Cutie to the Foo Fighters.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
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  1. 100
    Heartfelt guitar rock capable of punching you in the gut and patting you on the back. [Aug 2003, p.114]
  2. Catchy yet intense guitarwork, intricate rhythms, soft and hard moments, and layers of Shehan's amazing voice - it all combines to create one amazing album.
  3. Polished and tight in all the right places.
  4. Gratifying both in spite of and because of its slickness.
  5. A solid set of rock songs that hovers somewhere between the professionalism of Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American and your favorite slice of homegrown emotion.
  6. 60
    Much of the material is mid-tempo and occasionally bland, but in its best moments... Kill Them With Kindness soars. [#60, p.105]
  7. This band's playing is so tight you wonder if the members aren't cogs in a machine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. christopher
    Apr 13, 2005
    10
    on scale of "suck to 1" i'd put them pretty close to 1. gorgeous voice, layered guitars, really fly beats, and an organ. all that lacks is the sunbeam in which to curl up - my nirvana has cometh. Expand
  2. Bryan
    May 3, 2008
    8
    Great album, not as good as the earlier ones like lateralus or aenima but awesome.