Let Them Drink

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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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. Magnet
    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. Under The Radar
    40
    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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  1. ViennaFingers
    Apr 26, 2005
    10
    If I could, I'd see these boys play live every night of the week. Honestly. In their absence, this album is as satisfying as as an album If I could, I'd see these boys play live every night of the week. Honestly. In their absence, this album is as satisfying as as an album can get. It's complex. It's beautiful. And it rocks with the best of them. It's no surprise. I wouldn't expect anything less from TCY. Expand
  2. OsoR
    Apr 5, 2005
    10
    Superb songwriting. Super-well-mixed. Electric live show.
  3. David
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    They also give a killer live show
  4. sashac
    Apr 15, 2005
    10
    Fnally a full length from these boys, and this is a serious classic that should end up in most people's collections. They keep getting Fnally a full length from these boys, and this is a serious classic that should end up in most people's collections. They keep getting better and weirder. Expand
  5. matt
    Mar 28, 2005
    9
    One of the best bands in Philly...excellent live show and a great record to boot; one of those records that gets better with each listen.
  6. DavisW
    May 4, 2005
    8
    Saw these guys in concert - they were amazing. Hadn't heard the album before but bought it at the show and love it as much as their live Saw these guys in concert - they were amazing. Hadn't heard the album before but bought it at the show and love it as much as their live show. Excellent record from an excellent band. Expand
  7. AaronM...
    Apr 3, 2005
    6
    Not nearly as good as previous releases. I was left wanting a bit more.