Last Days Of Wonder - The Handsome Family
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  • Summary: This is the first release in three years for the husband-and-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. At her best--which must not come easy, or they'd release more and more consistent albums--Rennie Sparks is a great American realist.
  2. 90
    An unqualified triumph. [Jun 2006, p.122]
  3. Songs of weirdness and wonder, set in a half wild, half urban, entirely mysterious place where trees that grow in small squares of dirt hide man-eating boars.
  4. If the lyrics weren’t so surreal, you could imagine yourself dining with George and Tammy before a Grand Ole Opry performance.
  5. Transcend[s] the alt-country tag. [Aug 2006, p.206]
  6. What's new is the sense of glory that pervades the madness. [Aug 2006, p.94]
  7. It's easy enough to listen to the album as a whole, but roughly a third of the songs are clunkers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4