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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release from the duo formed by former Titus Andronicus member Amy Klein and Catherine Tung.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 30, 2013
    68
    At 42 minutes, Reasons begins to drag a bit, and it may not bring Klein the attention she enjoyed with her former band, but it is a sonically captivating and promising first effort that reveals itself a little more with each listen.
  2. Jan 30, 2013
    61
    The lack of technique gives Reasons to Live an unfinished quality that suggests there's either more depth than there appears to be, or an underlying emptiness deriving from too much feral energy and not enough songwriting.
  3. Jan 30, 2013
    60
    Reasons to Live sounds like old summer afternoons.
  4. Jan 30, 2013
    60
    Forming an identity is a difficult task, and Reasons To Live is honest about the painful and revelatory nature of that process.
  5. Feb 14, 2013
    60
    It’s when the pace slows that the record drags slightly, though Klein’s lyrics elevate even the mid-tempo songs.
  6. Feb 8, 2013
    50
    To her credit, she has absolutely carved out her own unique sound, far from the epic, prog-punk productions of Titus Andronicus. However, in the process she failed to deliver a consistent batch of songs.
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    40
    Coming from an artist as singular as Klein, Reasons to Live fails in one very frustrating way: it sounds like the kind of record that anyone could have made.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 27, 2013
    10
    So far, after a couple listens, the sound of this album is stunning...not original (what is these days?), but beautiful. It has the post punk angst of various generations of Grrrl rock combined with a melodic ethereal quality that for me works remarkably well Expand