Shine A Light - The Constantines
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  • Summary: The Ontario, Canada band makes its Sub Pop (and U.S.) debut with this, their second LP, which mixes alternative rock with punk and soul.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. There is a monumental feeling of strength and courage in their music that is impossible to deny.
  2. Shine A Light is metallic, screamo-ing, ear-bursting, confused and chopping. And man, it's great.
  3. "Light" is considerably harder-edged and less accessible than the poppier tunes of their fellow Canucks, incorporating bits of soul, blues, punk, noise and even avant-jazz, in dizzyingly fresh ways.
  4. Impressively raucous. [#240, p.68]
  5. 80
    There’s no shortage of pogo anthems, reflective quiet and headspinning ideology, and never a dull moment.
  6. It’s just a shame that after seven plays, it’s still a bit tricky to remember what any of the tunes go like.
  7. Shine has a nasty penchant for treading water instead of making any real artistic statement. [#5, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7