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.
limejelloJun 22, 2005How do you spell "wuu-hoooooo!" You will wear out this album and go back for more Woo-HOOOOOOOO!
stefanlockdownMay 14, 2005best of their career and one of the best records of the year. stands up to any recent output by peers like built to spill, the shins or best of their career and one of the best records of the year. stands up to any recent output by peers like built to spill, the shins or modest mouse. fans of those bands will not be disappointed. highly recommended!… Expand
joshfajitasMay 17, 2005this album rocks. i had never heard of these guys, but this grabbed upon the first listen. definitely worth picking up.
admiralsnackbarJun 5, 2005I heard the first track at a friend's house and thought I'd finally heard a Modest Mouse song I liked, but as the songs kept I heard the first track at a friend's house and thought I'd finally heard a Modest Mouse song I liked, but as the songs kept coming, the identity of this band just continued to grow more and more singular. By the time "Canal Street," was drawing to an end, I was ready to mortgage my house to buy the CD for myself if I had to. I haven't heard drums sound this good since the 70's, I haven't heard lyrics this fun ( or, occassionally, compelling ) since GBV broke up, and I haven't gushed this much over a new ( to me ) band in a long time. The album sounds like a real rock band, and it kicks way more ass than the 76 metascore belies. It is imperfect, but so was Transformer, y'know?… Expand
mattaJul 8, 2005Solid, dirty, indie rock sound, and In Amber and Dirty Lives are classics. Nothing ground-breaking here, but that's obviously not what Solid, dirty, indie rock sound, and In Amber and Dirty Lives are classics. Nothing ground-breaking here, but that's obviously not what they were going for. Great stuff.… Expand
AndyAug 16, 2006Maybe I don't get it...but I this album is boring and lacks originality.
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