by Fol Chen
- Record Label: Asthmatic Kitty
- Release Date: Feb 17, 2009
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As good as "Cable TV" and "Winter, That's All" sound, John Shade's main weakness was supposed to be its strength-- during the points where the tempo dies down and the songwriting hues closer to traditional forms, there's not enough personality or character in the vocals to compensate, leading to stretches of indie promo-pile filler.
Q MagazineIt's certainly not a consistent album, but the best of it is unique and intriguing. [Apr 2009, p.102]