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  • Summary: This is the fourth solo album for the Pinback frontman.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. [It] sounds more like a continuation of Pinback's 2004 high-water mark, "Summer in Abaddon." This is, of course, a good thing. [27 Jan 2007]
  2. 80
    Imagine a math-rock XTC fronted by Elliott Smith, illuminating the quiet corners of life. [Mar 2007, p.94]
  3. With Living Well, Rob Crow has created some of his finest work.
  4. Perfect melodic indie rock. [#17, p.98]
  5. Though this may not reach the same critical heights as, say, Summer in Abandon, Crow exhibits an extremely sharp flex of his solo muscle.
  6. Much of Living Well stands among Crow's best work because he sticks to what he knows and what he does best: oddball pop music.
  7. An album that, much like Pinback’s 2004 full-length Summer in Abaddon, is more immediate in its appeal but suffers from repeated listens.

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  1. jjmuggs
    Apr 15, 2007
    10
    better than anything by pinback, ever...
  2. PinbackFan
    Feb 13, 2007
    8
    Mostly great and enjoyable. Some songs are not as well developed or intricate as Pinback, but that's OK. It's a nice album and gets Mostly great and enjoyable. Some songs are not as well developed or intricate as Pinback, but that's OK. It's a nice album and gets better with multiple listens Expand