Show Me Your Tears - Frank Black & The Catholics
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  • Summary: He's nothing if not prolific. Black's fourth album in two and a half years features 13 new tracks and appearances from some of his usual cohorts (Stan Ridgway, Joey Santiago).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. This is not a happy album, but it might be a great one, taking the Western swagger of Dog in the Sand into bleak and stunning territory.
  2. Populated with high, lonesome soundscapes that condense the Americana epics of last year's "Black Letter Days" into concentrated studies of tears-in-the-whiskey depression.
  3. 80
    Ol' Frank hasn't had this much twisted fun since 1994's Teenager Of The Year. [Oct 2003, p.111]
  4. Full of rootsy indie fare and a slew of excellently bittersweet country rockers. [16 Oct 2003, p.87]
  5. Raw, melancholy, hard, and melodic. [#5, p.98]
  6. 60
    Important? No. Remarkable? Not really. [Sep 2003, p.118]
  7. Suffers from the same faults as previous efforts: limp tunes, pompous guitar solos and an overhwlming sense of "Will this do?" [Sep 2003, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15