Ruler of the Night - Magic Trick
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  • Summary: The latest release from the solo project for Fresh & Onlys' Tim Cohen is his first on the Hardly Art label.
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  1. Jun 28, 2012
    80
    Ruler of the Night works like a song cycle studying the oddly aching beauty of misery.
  2. Jul 3, 2012
    72
    With the solidified lineup comes a more realized sound, trading the previous record's dry, jangly pop with a lusher, more fluid presentation.
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    70
    The album feels unfinished, but not totally incomplete--instead, a documentation of something altogether mystical.
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    70
    Subtle differences aside, Magic Trick delivers the same kind of trippy, guitar-jangling, tambourine-shaking pop as Fresh & Onlys.
  5. Jun 28, 2012
    67
    Fewer generalities and a more interesting narrative would have gone a long way: For all the sharp, intriguing musical experimentation, the lyrics are too easy to forget.
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