Shame, Shame - Dr. Dog
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  • Summary: The quintet's sixth album produced by Rob Schnapf is its first on the Anti label.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 90
    After five full-length albums, Shame, Shame finds Dr. Dog far from having exhausted their creativity, sounding more passionate and frenzied than ever on what is a lasting testament to their showmanship and remarkably consistent songwriting.
  2. The point is, there's nothing not to like about Shame, Shame unless you're looking for some inscrutable puzzle to solve. However, if you want something you can just sit back and soak up, well, missing this album would be the real shame.
  3. These 11 tunes stretch out over 40 minutes like a yawn after a good nap, and they're nearly as refreshing.
  4. Dr. Dog gives its songs a casual, homely surface; it has perfected the imperfections that make indie-rock approachable.
  5. With co-producer Rob Schnapf at the helm, Dr. Dog don't sound like mere imitators--they sound like an unusually hook-savvy indie band whose taut, touching songs about friendship ("Jackie Wants a Black Eye") and life on the road ("Station") begin as straight pop rock and take thrilling turns into psychedelia.
  6. It's not very ambitious, it's not very original, and it's not very deep, but what it is is fun and what it does is give you a half hour to lose yourself in a little sun-dried nostalgia.
  7. 40
    More by accident than design, it works sometimes. [Aug 2010, p.79]

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  1. DaveD
    Apr 12, 2010
    10
    Awesome album, looking forward to seeing them live.
  2. DavidM.
    Apr 8, 2010
    10
    A bit of a grower, but probably their best album yet. Unbearable why, where'd all the time go... the title track, each and every song is A bit of a grower, but probably their best album yet. Unbearable why, where'd all the time go... the title track, each and every song is a welcome addition to their repertoire. Expand
  3. AaronD.
    Apr 8, 2010
    8
    I took be a couple listens but I think this album is very good. Jackie Wants a Black Eye is now one of my favorite Dr. Dog songs.
  4. UptonK.
    Apr 12, 2010
    8
    Good garage band stuff. The songs are a little unformed and not catchy, but you have to admire their energy.
  5. djb.
    Apr 12, 2010
    7
    Good, but not we all belong/fate good.

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