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8.2

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

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  1. Sloan have solved their problem by giving each member room to roam, and they're winding up with records that are rich emotionally and musically, illustrating that it is possible for a classicist guitar pop band like Sloan to grow with each passing year.
  2. The result isn’t quite on a par with their best work, but it’s nothing to scoff at either.
  3. Parallel Play ends up being a fan’s record: one whose economy and intelligence will delight the Sloan faithful but probably won’t change the band’s fortunes or alter its trajectory with a generation raised on American Idol.