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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for the Portland, Oregon-based indie rock band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 80
    There's plenty to fall for here, but the anguished, bongo-driven 'Love All Of' is especially irresitable. [Feb 2009, p.93]
  2. Those with a more perky, fast-paced feel like Loosen Up, the lovely We Are Young, You're The Light, Show Me Your Life and the almost singalong album closer Oh No were more successful. Fortunately, these outnumbered the slower tracks; overall Lunglight is an enjoyable release.
  3. This thrilling restlessness more than compensates for a lack of originality in the Portland, Oregon band's sound, which might leave fans of the Strokes and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, among many others, thinking that they're hearing nothing new.
  4. 'Neighbors' and the sublime 'World's Gone Mad' add abrasive guitar textures and bullying rhythms to the band's increasingly impressive pop arsenal. [Fall 2008, p.87]
  5. Lunglight‘s a promising continuation of a promising start.
  6. Lunglight stirs up a worthy frolic with tattered scraps of psychedelic pop, surf-rock, frenzied folk, and a bit of Velvet Underground grit.
  7. What was once shambling and humble and fun has turned into another anonymous, swaggering, guitar-driven indie rock act.

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