Last Night Becomes This Morning - Swearing At Motorists
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  • Summary: This is the first album in four years for the Dayton, Ohio indie rock band fronted by Dave Doughman.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. 80
    Swearing At Motorists are drunk'n'roll successors to The Replacements and Guided By Voices. [Mar 2006, p.102]
  2. Doughman's songs are fragile pieces that threaten to disintegrate if you grip them too tightly. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.96]
  3. Walks the fine line between indie and lo-fi rock, encompassing the best elements of both genres. [Mar 2006, p.136]
  4. While Swearing at Motorists are clearly at ease in a variety of musical styles, it's tempting to yearn for fatter hooks, more fleshed-out arrangements, or just a cathartic chorus to sing along with at the top of your lungs -- which was what made the Replacements' similar tribulations ultimately so inviting.
  5. Doughman sings of disenchantment and depression over a variety of lo-fi arrangements. [#12, p.97]
  6. 70
    Recall[s] the tin-pot vigour and gutsy emotional bite of... Guided By Voices. [Mar 2006, p.94]
  7. While I'd love to say this is the album that breaks the holding pattern, Last Night holds a palm full of surprises and otherwise stretches the underdog charm a little thin.

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