Some Racing, Some Stopping Image
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  • Summary: The sophomore full-length album for the indie rock trio from Champaign, Illinois.
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  1. 80
    The songs are much more confidently realised. [May 2008, p.100]
  2. It is a slender, limber album, blissfully aware of itself and not daring to overstay its welcome.
  3. It is far less ornate than Kindness, and while the stripped-down approach is initially somewhat jarring, the songs are still more than strong enough to survive, and even thrive, without larger treatment. [Winter 2008, p.82]
  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. It is ceaselessly pretty, breezy and undemanding (in the best possible way), boding extremely well for future material.
  6. 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]
  7. It's smooth going down but lacks any real notable songs. [Apr 2008, p.153]

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