Let Them Drink - The Capitol Years
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  • Summary: Less lo-fi and more band-oriented than previous efforts, 'Let Them Drink' is the second full-length studio release for the Philadelphia band led by Shai Halperin.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. A record that could easily be mistaken by record geeks as a 60s underground lost-classic... like maybe Quicksilver Messenger Service’s first album.
  2. 80
    The songs are vibrant enough to convince you to forgive their derivative nature. [#67, p.87]
  3. [An] entertaining, varied rock record.
  4. Let Them Drink may not be as accessible to the mainstream as the band might have hoped, but The Capitol Years' updated blend of classic sounds is an addictive and refreshing change.
  5. Let Them Drink isn't the leap into the spotlight that some might have expected from the Capitol Years, but that might be a good thing. While the good times never seem forced, the band has yet to establish a unique voice amongst its throngs of competitors.
  6. Let Them Drink is a time capsule buried sometime between 1967 and 1973.
  7. When you use the same instruments, styles and sounds of a bygone era, you are dangerously close to being a cover band. [#9]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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