Lion The Girl

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  • Summary: Steve Fisk produced this sophomore set for the--dare we say it--cinematic Los Angeles-based band, now a four-piece after the departure of co-founder Jason Hammons and the addition of two new members.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. As Olivier's lyrical content matures along with the rest of the band's elements, Midnight Movies could be ready to move into primetime.
  2. Filter
    Though they never reach full roar on Lion, the sinister growl of songs like "Patient Eye" and "Coral Den" are enough to send chills down any cinephile's spine. [#24, p.97]
  3. The quartet, at least on this record, has melded into an impressive whole.
  4. Under The Radar
    Even though Midnight Movies are full of influences, they're getting closer and closer to transcending these influences and creating a masterpiece of their own. [#16, p.93]
  5. This is cinematic music, fitting a noir mode.
  6. Spin
    The moody effects and oblique lyrical affectations quickly wear thin. [May 2007, p.88]
  7. Once the songs on Lion the Girl are over, they are as difficult to remember as those wisps of dream that dissolve upon waking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Joe
    Apr 29, 2007
    This is the best album I have listened to in years. It's absolutely superb.
  2. JulieA
    May 4, 2007
    This is the best (relatively) new band I've heard in years and years. I'm 45 years old and most new, current bands sound like This is the best (relatively) new band I've heard in years and years. I'm 45 years old and most new, current bands sound like recycled upgrades of early punk and 1980's New Wave sounds with no originality. Midnight Movies totally blew me away with an incredible fresh new sound while still harkening back to roots ala Jefferson Airplane, Velvet Underground and various other acid and garage band sounds. If you like this kind of music and are looking for a new sound in this genre this band will BLOW YOU AWAY. I can't wait to see them live. Expand