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  1. Feb 7, 2012
    80
    It remains delightfully messy and is all the more viscerally resonant.
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    80
    Libraries seems huge, a cathedral of the grandiose emotional desperation that Phil Spector and Brian Wilson once framed so dramatically.
  3. Feb 7, 2012
    80
    This record is the sound of a young musician being given the right chance at the right time and knocking it out of the park.
  4. Feb 7, 2012
    80
    Libraries is chock full of restructured reminiscence, yet doesn't lay any cautions in modernizing pop's landmark, time-honored aesthetic.
  5. Feb 7, 2012
    75
    McLamb's voice is still too nasal and uncontrolled at times, and though Burton's production is lively throughout.
  6. Feb 7, 2012
    72
    Lead Lover Stuart McLamb has made a tremendous leap in terms of accessibility, scope and arrangement on Libraries
  7. Feb 7, 2012
    71
    Libraries nods more to Burt Bacharach, and the record can sag occasionally under the drowsy weight of his influence.

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