Laughter's Fifth - Love As Laughter
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  • Summary: Yes, this is indeed the fifth full-length for the band led by Sam Jayne.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. One of the best rock albums of the past twenty-five years.
  2. It's personal, it's cryptic, it's hilarious -- it's Laughter's Fifth, and Sam Jayne is definitely some kind of genius.
  3. If you’re looking for a record whose smirk is as intoxicating as its smile, or one that proves that pop doesn’t have to be straight-laced to be delectable, Laughter’s Fifth should be sly enough to sneak its way into your favor.
  4. A perfect blend of raw butt-shaking anthems and guitar noise with Jayne's indie warble spouting out all sorts of lyrical wit and silliness. [#9]
  5. The virtually quirk-free Laughter's Fifth settles nearly its entire weight onto Jayne's songwriting shoulders. Fortunately, however, it's a load Jayne sounds as if he was born to tote, and here he delivers what is undoubtedly his tightest, most satisfying batch of songs to date.
  6. A dollop of deliberately sloppy post-grad college rock. [23 Apr 2005, p.51]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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