Some Racing, Some Stopping

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  • Summary: The sophomore full-length album for the indie rock trio from Champaign, Illinois.
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  1. This disc isn’t something you’ll want to play loud. Instead, you’ll want to play it endlessly because the songs are first-rate, the songs are wonderful.
  2. It is a slender, limber album, blissfully aware of itself and not daring to overstay its welcome.
  3. There are a lot of bands playing indie pop in 2008, but very few do it as well as Headlights do on Some Racing, Some Stopping.
  4. Layers of guitar, synth, and drums float into fullness without the coy gleam that, in retrospect, overcrowded the friendly songwriting of its first album, 2006's "Kill Them With Kindness."
  5. 70
    Calling Headlights "nice" sounds like a backhanded compkliment, but Some racing wears the tag proudly: it's charming, but never boring [Mar 2008, p.102]
  6. When you're listening to Some Racing, Some Stopping you're caught up in a safe, warm, fluffy little world. It's only when you get back to harsh reality you realise that Headlights haven't really written much in the way of hooks.
  7. It's smooth going down but lacks any real notable songs. [Apr 2008, p.153]

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