Root For Ruin

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  • Summary: This is the fifth album for the New York City rock band led by Tim Harrington.
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Let's Get Out of Here
I want you I want you I want you right now I don't need you to soothe me to fix me to prove me I just want you to want me now don't care about the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jan 11, 2011
    Root For Ruin is the best synthesis of its pop and oddball sides yet, with flailing, manic surges serving as comfortable bedrocks for solid melodic hooks.
  2. Uncut
    Roots For Ruin burns with their reignited love of Fugazi, Pixies and Pavement. [Oct 2010, p.98]
  3. 80
    Root for Ruin's dreamy ferocity is familiar, but the feeling of camaraderie keeps growing.
  4. Les Savy Fav has finally delivered an album worth shrugging about.
  5. Unlike anything else on the album, Clear Spirits stands out, with its submerged melodies, insistent basslines, and cascading guitars. If nothing else it proves that Les Savy Fav can still be vital and are still writing challenging, inventive material.
  6. Root For Ruin is a worthy continuation of their oeuvre, and a better album than 07's "Let's Stay Friends."
  7. Root for Ruin is an infectious, smart, and well-executed record. But in a discography that has always sounded like it was well executed while it was pushing towards something new, something more refined than the last sound, parts of this album make it feel like a plateau.

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