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  • Summary: The band return with their first new material in 28 years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 80
    That band’s ambition is intact is remarkable--that they’ve made an album that captures the zeitgeist is maybe even more so.
  2. It's all a testament to the durable Eagles footprint on the pop landscape.
  3. Sprawling, but pristinely produced, animated by righteous indignation and regret, this double album offers everything fans want and detractors scorn.
  4. It is an auspicious beginning for a double album so strong it's almost irritating that it took so long to release it.
  5. 40
    There are some very bad lyrics on this album. [Dec 2007, p.99]
  6. Eagles may be victims of a world in which their signature sound has been distilled into oblivion. [Dec 2007, p.110]
  7. Disc one sounds like the band's Desperado years left out in the rain--damp, shrunken and fetid, with songs such as Guilty of the Crime and Fast Company giving out as much spark as a dying novelty lighter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 53
  2. Negative: 14 out of 53
  1. Oct 11, 2010
    The album starts off very strong, with 6 "quality songs" in the first 10 songs. However, disc 2 was terrible. Out of the 9 songs on disc 2, none of them were a "quality song". In my mind, a quality song is a song that is worth listening to. My rating for this album would be much lower had the first disc not been so good. The songs I recommend listening to are: 2. How Long
    3. Busy Being Fabulous
    5. Guilty of the Crime
    6. I Don't Want to Hear Any More
    9. Fast Company
    10. Do Something

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