Making It - Stew & the Negro Problem
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  • Summary: The album contains songs from Mark Stewart's stage production, as well as new songs about the end of his relationship with Heidi Rodewald after their success with the musical Playing Strange.
  • Record Label: Tight Natural
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    80
    Musically Stew and Rodewald hit a new peak, deftly mixing the psychedelic pop that's TNP's usual stock-in-trade with the musical sophistication acquired from writing for Broadway.
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    Like all Stew's work, the album jumps easily from genre to genre, but all the tunes are marked by strong melodies and Stewart's dense, literary lyrics.
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    60
    It's more theatrical than early Stew albums, bringing the unique sense of a stage composition: varied instrumentation, clear evocative vocals and honest-to-goodness storytelling.
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    50
    Too many songs here--such as the sour break-up anthem "Curse" and the "is all art autobiographical?" meditation "Pretend"--come off as overworked lyrically and underdeveloped musically.