Live A Little - Pernice Brothers
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  • Summary: Joe Pernice & co. return with an album produced by Michael Deming.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Live a Little... finds Pernice throwing off the shackles of overenunciation and fussy production.
  2. Live a Little sounds more open and roomy than the past few Pernice Brothers efforts.
  3. The Pernice Brothers continue their string of classic pop albums with their fifth full-length, Live A Little, expanding on their already pristine pop sound. [#15]
  4. Pernice's unblemished voice is the key instrument.
  5. Thankfully, on Live a Little, he... sticks to what he does best: creating lovely, literate pop-rock.
  6. If there were any criticism to be leveled at this album, it's that it is a little bland around the edges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Dave
    Dec 1, 2006
    10
    Great CD, definitely in my top 10 for the year. Can't wait to see them live next week!!
  2. davidg
    Oct 21, 2006
    10
    another great record. listen a few times and you'll see.
  3. Stan
    Oct 17, 2006
    9
    Joe may be the most gifted "pop" writer of the 00's! Quite possibly their best...and that's saying something! Like all the others, you'll instantly connect with certain tracks, but the album really doesn't pay off in full until the fourth or fifth listen. Then, like me, you may not be able to stop playing it. Expand
  4. mc
    Oct 18, 2006
    9
    Pernice Brothers can do no wrong. An excellent outing as usual.
  5. RolfC
    Nov 13, 2006
    9
    As time marches on, and the vast listening throngs continue to favor rhythm over melody, there is very little current music that I even consider listenable. But the Pernice Brothers is now tops in giving great aural pleasure. After all, "The World Won't End" remains the best album of the new millennium. Some brave artists can still shine: the Lolas, Chixdiggit!, Fountains of Wayne, Spinning Jennies/Well Wishers, Starflyer 59, Ron Sexsmith, Bill Ricchini. But the Pernice Brothers tops them all, and this album builds on their reputation. It makes me yearn for yet one more Shoes album - which I know will never come. Sigh. Expand
  6. TimW
    Oct 19, 2006
    8
    One critic said this was bland around the edges. Not in the least. It's a bright, inventive, fun-filled delight. A great and giddy thing. If you like 'Summertime pop' with heaps of style and wit, this would be a great addition to your collection. Expand
  7. mikes.
    Oct 18, 2006
    6
    more of the same from them, except for the fact that the production has taken a step backwards.

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