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  • Summary: Two albums in one; also included is the Young Fresh Fellows' 'Because We Hate You.' Scott McCaughey appears in both bands.
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  1. 100
    The pure-pop masterpiece everyone knew McCaughey had in him. [#49, p.84]
  2. The Minus 5, featuring Peter Buck, rely on a few chords and gentle harmonies, especially on standouts "Got You" and "You Don't Mean It." [3/2/01, p.70]
  3. The disc evokes both the heartbreak and the buoyancy of bands like Big Star and Teenage Fanclub.
  4. The best songs... are the ones heavily influened by the Posies' Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer. [#154, p.98]
  5. The Minus 5 record really works when it gets close to power pop, such as "Got You," the sprightly "You Don't Mean It" and the wistful "A Thousand Years Away."
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  1. RichS.
    Feb 20, 2002
    9
    Not as good as past YFF efforts, but still pretty great.