Living Outside - Sense Field
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  • Summary: Producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair) helms this latest release for the emo-rockers, which includes a cover of The Cure's "A Letter to Elise."
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Singer Jon Bunch's vocals remain powerful and dynamic, while the songs ditch most of the weighty orchestration that slowed down previous efforts.
  2. Living Outside is as conscious a follow-up record as there can be, but it's likely also the record Sense Field would've made anyway, even without the band's mainstream ascendancy.
  3. The only thing glossier than the production on these high-school hallway-gossip tracks is the shimmery snottiness that permeates [their] lyrics. [Aug 2003, p.106]
  4. 30
    Oh, big breathy bombast, they name is Sense Field. [#60, p.113]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7