Lo-Fantasy

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  • Band members: Sam Roberts
  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the band led by the Canadian rock singer-songwriter was produced by Youth.
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  • Record Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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  1. Feb 14, 2014
    80
    Word has it that Roberts wrote these songs, not solely in his Montreal basement studio, but primarily in a sun-soaked house on a hill in Andalusia, Spain. True or not, it's certainly a warm, brightly hopeful album.
  2. Feb 14, 2014
    70
    Those willing to get past their preconceived notions may be surprised to find that Lo-Fantasy is perhaps the most dynamic recording of Roberts career.
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    60
    Roberts is less concerned with sticking to a chunky, riff-driven formula than with experimenting with the many layers that he and his band are capable of producing.
  4. Feb 14, 2014
    40
    Whether drudging up stale '80s-rock signifiers or indulging in lifeless electronic frivolity, this is an album that attempts to skate by on pure surface appeal in order to distract from the obtuse social commentary at its core.
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