Rain Machine - Rain Machine
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  • Summary: Kyp Malone who has appeared on TV On The Radio and Iran's albums, releases his debut solo album.
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  1. Rain Machine is an introspective album that rings more of Malone's earlier influences than of boundary pushing inventiveness--but that's not a bad thing.
  2. 80
    Rain Machine doesn’t have TVOTR’s Berlin Wall of Sound might, but it’s still an accomplished work.
  3. 70
    There's an ardent emotionlism here that would make Otis Redding seem calm in comparison. [Fall 2009, p.106]
  4. Half of it’s as good as anything TVOTR have ever done.
  5. 60
    The only thing lacking is a sense of rhythmic discipline, without which these overlong - and occasionally overwrought - songs can tend towards the self-indulgent. [Jan 2010, p. 123]
  6. 60
    But those with the gumption to take this record on will certainly come out of it knowing they've listened to something, and you can't fault Malone for putting himself out there. [Dec 2009, p. 94]
  7. It's an uneven album, often too earnest to be clever, which will leave listeners missing the strength and humor of his other work. [Fall 2009, p.65]

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