Limits of Desire - Small Black
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  1. May 15, 2013
    76
    Limits of Desire is more romantic, calling on aural cues from nostalgic ’80s movies but with some modern tricks.
  2. 70
    By pushing Josh Kolenik’s vocals further up in the mix, the songs tell more of a narrative of discovery than their hazy, ambiguous earlier material.
  3. Jun 3, 2013
    70
    While Limits of Desire isn't ground-breaking, it's a charming record suggestive of a band with a bright future.
  4. May 13, 2013
    62
    You get the feeling that Small Black do want to break free of their past, but they’re not always convincing at showing how badly they want it.
  5. May 16, 2013
    60
    The real problem with Limits of Desire is that it’s a decent album that’s difficult to sell.
  6. May 13, 2013
    60
    When the band does not explore their influences as assertively, their music blends in a little too closely with that of their peers.
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    40
    A hypnotic album, but one that never quite awakens to its purpose.

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