Random Spirit Lover

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Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 51 out of 55
  2. Negative: 3 out of 55

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  1. ToddW.
    Oct 25, 2007
    What? Another Spencer Krug side project offering? I could have had a V-8! Spence, enough with the Frog Eyes, Sunset Rubdown, et al. Time to get back on the Wolf Parade.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
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  1. With twelve songs running just about an hour in length, Random Spirit Lover really starts to wear out its welcome during the latter third to quarter. Fans of their past work will definitely find lots to love here, and they will likely gain a few converts, but I still wish they'd focus a bit more.
  2. It bears all the signs of an artistic statement, stretching for meaning even as it reconstitutes and tears at the corners of its component definitions. It is both complete and incomplete; logical and wayward; good and, yeah, bad.
  3. As with so many of rock's finer moments, the beauty’s in the overreach, and while newcomers to Krug’s idiosyncratic style may find it easier to warm to the more accessible leanings of the Wolf Parade record, for everyone else, this is essential stuff.