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  • Band members: Zach Rogue, Pat Spurgeon
  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the indie rock band led by Zach Rogue was produced by John Congleton.
  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 17, 2013
    75
    Rogue Wave's fifth album features a handful of its best tunes yet. [No.99, p.59]
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    75
    Schwartz and company handle the chaos like old pros, further demonstrating their keen ability for mining something sweet out of life’s most sour notes.
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    70
    It’s a solid record; put it on and forget it.
  4. Jun 13, 2013
    64
    Permalight was an unacceptable rocking of the boat. Nightingale Floors is an all too predictable response, then, safely ensconced as it is in the warm, reverb-heavy sound of beloved predecessors like 2005’s Descended Like Vultures and an atmosphere far more organic in tone and mood than Permalight.
  5. Jun 4, 2013
    63
    A modest record of modest aims from a songwriter coming to terms with his current station.
  6. Jun 4, 2013
    63
    There’s nothing too big, surprising or out-to-sea strange about what’s contained here, but there’s no doubt the record still succeeds.
  7. Jun 6, 2013
    40
    After a troubling and bizarre fourth LP, Permalight, for Bushfire, the band returns, and not successfully, to these college radio roots, the power of the small idea, on their latest LP, Nightingale Floors.

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  1. Nov 3, 2013
    9
    This is indie rock at it's finest from a band incapable of making a bad record.
    Amazingly, this is a band who time after time beats anything
    made by the likes of The Shins in terms of melody, musicianship, and production BUT somehow, somewhere, the powers that be decided that one band had to be a media darling no matter what. It's like BETA vs vhs, the media championed the lesser option and the masses swallowed it whole.

    The new RW continues with those subtle hooks and that grow into grandeur with each listen. Deceptively Lo-Fi, behind every song is a grand arrangement from a band that doesn't know the meaning a "filler" and know that every note counts.
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