Putting The Days To Bed - The Long Winters
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  • Summary: The John Roderick-led Seattle indie rockers return with a third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. A dazzling collection of songs, Putting The Days To Bed cements Roderick's reputation as one of the best songwriters working today.
  2. It's apparent that great care was taken in the making of this record as the meticulous production radiates through the music on every song.
  3. 80
    It's Roderick's lyrics that really grip. [Nov 2006, p.118]
  4. 70
    Bed... opts to crank the volume knobs a little, with wildly divergent results. [#73, p.100]
  5. Mastermind John Roderick packs an endearing, nuanced indie-boy voice and a bucketload of bittersweet pop-rock melodies. [13 Jul 2006, p.105]
  6. Even though Days To Bed is littered with the sort of tunes that indie pop fans obsessively search for, it suffers the same fate as the group’s previous releases. By the time you reach the final 25% of the album, you’re more than ready to go to bed — and not in a good way.
  7. If in the future Roderick puts more brain power behind making his music as adventurous as his lyrics, the Long Winters' albums should only get better and better.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Matthew
    Jul 27, 2006
    10
    Somehow these guys keep putting out a better album than the last every time they release one. I gave the first two albums a 8, then a 9, so Somehow these guys keep putting out a better album than the last every time they release one. I gave the first two albums a 8, then a 9, so now we see a 10. The second album never gets old and I introduce people to that album still to this day. It's easy to convert new fans when a band is just this darn good. This album is more pop than the last and has a strong energy from start to finish. I've been listening to it non-stop for two days and I've concluded that this is the perfect Christmas in July. Expand
  2. PatD
    Aug 5, 2006
    10
    Very, very solid album. Absolutely understated in every sense. The Long Winters have a finger on the pulse of relevant power-pop and cannot Very, very solid album. Absolutely understated in every sense. The Long Winters have a finger on the pulse of relevant power-pop and cannot make a bad album. No song on PTDTB sticks out above the rest yet they have already set the bar unreasonably high. The only thing this album lacks is a sense of pretentiousness that has found its way into most of this year's 'critically' acclaimed releases. Listen to their old stuff or their new stuff, it don't matter... just listen to their stuff. Expand