One Bedroom - The Sea and Cake
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  • Summary: The Chicago-based post-rockers return with their sixth album, their once frenetic pace of releasing albums slowed over recent years due to numerous side projects (solo albums for vocalist Sam Prekop and guitarist Archer Prewitt, and work in Tortoise, among other things, for drummer JohnThe Chicago-based post-rockers return with their sixth album, their once frenetic pace of releasing albums slowed over recent years due to numerous side projects (solo albums for vocalist Sam Prekop and guitarist Archer Prewitt, and work in Tortoise, among other things, for drummer John McEntire). Included here is the band's cover of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision." Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A masterly exercise in restraint, subtle sophistication, and melodic playfulness.
  2. Teems with all the life that the band omitted from Oui.
  3. 80
    It's just all so blissed-out and soothing you won't know what to do with yourself. [Dec 2002, p.92]
  4. In a time when consistency is rare, and integrity even rarer, the Sea and Cake have made an album that highlights where they've been.
  5. The production is so delicate and the arrangements so well crafted that you can't help being utterly seduced by this open-ended, non-narrative yet elegant and accessible pop music. [#227, p.71]
  6. Although this will not stand out as a landmark in the quartet's cannon, it is a worthy addition to any fan's collection.
  7. 60
    Predictable. [#57, p.105]

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  1. DavidKM
    Apr 19, 2005
    9
    A delight -- something fresh and original within all the same ole same ole sh*t that's being slagged out on the record buying public A delight -- something fresh and original within all the same ole same ole sh*t that's being slagged out on the record buying public nowadays. Airy, propelling, Bowie-esque in spots (from his Low period). Awesome. Expand
  2. JonathanH
    Jun 13, 2004
    5
    I wanted to like this cd but i couldn't, i just was bored with it.