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]
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  1. Nicole
    Jul 31, 2003
    10
    This album is AMAZING, which is not surprising considering all their records are superb. Heard them play some of the songs of "Living Outside" as an in-store last week and they just rocked it! Expand
  2. KateD
    Jul 31, 2003
    10
    I love this record, I don't get the critics comments but I never do.
  3. BettyG
    Aug 1, 2003
    9
    Sense Field make some of the best pop songs out there.
  4. TheRedMusician
    Sep 6, 2003
    9
    I'm a musician myself. Well, this album certainly demonstrates a miraculous blend of talent, creativity and rarity. Four thumbs up!
  5. V-man
    Oct 11, 2003
    9
    just what i expect from sensefield
  6. JeffC
    Sep 10, 2003
    9
    This CD is GREAT...

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