Longtime Companion - Sonny & the Sunsets
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  • Summary: The latest release for the band led by Sonny Smith is an album of songs influenced by country music and Smith's break up with his girlfriend of ten years.
  • Record Label: Polyvinyl
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 26, 2012
    83
    Companion might have been born of a failed relationship, but it's hard not to imagine Smith's new look is anything but a rejuvenation.
  2. Jun 26, 2012
    80
    In Longtime Companion, he puts the drawl and shuffle of country into the service of a very peculiar vision, embracing and even seeking out the contradictions.
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    75
    With Longtime Companion, Sonny Smith shows himself to be a stylistic chameleon, never shedding his skin to change its color.
  4. 70
    While Longtime Companion may suffer from infrequent changes in pace and tone, Smith's archetypal broken heart is articulated kaleidoscopically, and with the authenticity of a grizzled highwayman.
  5. Jul 5, 2012
    65
    The record's easygoing pace, sturdy songwriting, and sunbaked production make it the third solid effort from the Sunsets.
  6. Jun 27, 2012
    60
    It's ultimately a fitting platform for his brokenhearted reflections.
  7. With some rather boring compositions and hokey songwriting, this record doesn't have a lot going for it.

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