One Kiss Ends It All

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  • Summary: The eighth release for the Michigan indie pop project led by Fred Thomas is its first album in five years.
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  1. May 20, 2013
    It's actually Thomas' gift for indelible melody--the album title-referencing chorus of "Break In," for example--that will keep the listener coming back.
  2. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2013
    On their first LP in five years, Thomas and his 15 collaborators lovingly craft 12 richly layered but never precious songs which burst with invention, melody and surprising saxophone, all underpinned by chief singer Carol Catherine's appealing melancholy. [Jun 2013, p.104]
  3. May 24, 2013
    Throughout One Kiss, it's obvious how much Thomas missed writing these stirring, expansive, romantic pop songs for Saturday Looks Good to Me. Even as they sputter through certain emotions, that longing comes through loud and clear.
  4. Jun 11, 2013
    One Kiss Ends It All succeeds on its own terms and, despite the finality of its title, it feels open-ended, like it could lead to anything.
  5. May 20, 2013
    Thomas is still a little too fond of playing around with distortion on the vocals though, almost like a call-back to his really lo-fi days, and it sounds more out of place than ever.
  6. Under The Radar
    Jun 13, 2013
    While these breezy charms are easy to embrace, the cutesy retrograde of tracks such as "Negative Space" and the ineffective "Johnny" come off as a weary step backward. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.90]
  7. Alternative Press
    May 20, 2013
    For all of its charms, One Kiss Ends It All sounds a bit sdhaky and unfocused. [Jun 2013, p.98]

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