Love Songs For Patriots - American Music Club
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  • Summary: 'Love Songs' is the first new studio album in ten years for a reunited Mark Eitzel & co.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
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  1. 100
    Love Songs for Patriots picks up exactly where American Music Club last left us: producing uniformly excellent music filled with heartbreak, loneliness, and - yes - politics.
  2. Far, far better than it has any right to be, an album that sounds like a natural progression of the band’s career and one that, if they’d made it instead of San Francisco, might just have held them together for a bit longer.
  3. As before, there are hints of redemption and humor even in Eitzel's most downbeat tunes. [22 Oct 2004, p.96]
  4. Exudes the kind of focus and cohesiveness most bands only achieve after years of playing together.
  5. Little of the album fails to impress in its striking melodic strength or its lyrical intelligence---which shouldn’t surprise Eitzel’s long-time fans. But the album does have one recurring flaw: overextension of its ideas.
  6. Strong and melodic, atmospheric and creative... a powerful work. [Oct 2004, p.120]
  7. So if you can make it to track six - the lush “Only Love Can Set You Free” - Love Songs For Patriots becomes far more palatable from then on in.

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