No, You C'Mon - Lambchop
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  • Summary: Recorded at the same time and released on the same day, 'Aw, C'Mon' and 'No, You C'Mon' are actually intended as separate albums, rather than two parts of a double album. The Nashville String Machine lends strings to each.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. As is the case whenever [Kurt] Wagner's velvet croon wraps itself around a night that ends so late it's already morning... there really isn't a critic in the world who can touch him. [combined review of both discs; Mar 2003, p.94]
  2. Whilst the songs on No You C’Mon don’t flow together as smoothly as those on Aw C’Mon, a number of them are of a similar ilk; lush, concise modern country that only Lambchop can do, the sound of a band from Nashville rather than a Nashville band.
  3. The real fun is to be had on No You Cmon, as Lambchop gets much more adventurous and bold in their musical arrangements.
  4. 80
    It's not hard to work out that these two albums really do function as a double, and certainly represent the group's most complete work to date. [combined review of both discs; Feb 2004, p. 68]
  5. They've rediscovered their broad range and proud, sleeve-worn strangeness.
  6. Perfectly lovely to listen to, undoubtedly, but curiously difficult to digest. [combined review of both discs]
  7. NoYouCmon is more eclectic and less focused, with fine moments to be found.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. markf
    Mar 12, 2004
    8
    This album came out the same day as "Aw C'mon." Lambchop has been around for awhile, and I hadn't bought any new music for months, so I thought I'd take a chance, based on what I'd heard about them. The other album I played first since based on the titles, it seemed the right thing. It was OK, but nothing I would have paid for if I'd heard it beforehand. I will agree that this is similar in many ways, but somehow, it seems more alive, both musically and lyrically. The songs have a wider range of tempos, instrumentation and vocal stylings. It also seems far more mature. Sure, I would have liked a few more uptempo pieces, but the variety does prick up your ears; they even do what almost sounds like an homage to the most fuzzed-out Yo La Tengo and some kinda jazz that seems like it should have been in an early 60's French film. The string section seems to be used to better advantage on this one too. I definitely enjoyed this album more, not so much for being visionary, but at least as a more fruitful composite of the past and the future. Does anybody else think that Kurt Wagner sounds like a "Harold and Maude"-era Cat Stevens? Expand
  2. DecepticonPom
    Oct 27, 2004
    8
    Must admit I can't help but regard these two albums as one beautiful double player. Not normally what I would go for but an unexpected delight and my album of the year so far. Laid back, sometimes even ambient, yet rollocking in places, this was my most surprising discovery of 2004. Expand