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  • Summary: The second release of 1970s rock-inspired music from the collaboration between Heidecker & Wood includes guest appearances from Mike Bloom, Jason Boesel, Mike Green, Eric Johnson of The Shins, Aimee Mann, and Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder.
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  1. Magnet
    Dec 18, 2013
    80
    You may smirk, but you're more likely to sing along to Some Things Never Stay The Same than to crack up at its extra-layering and gratuitous cymbal flourishes. [No. 105, p.55]
  2. Nov 21, 2013
    80
    Irony’s the entry point, the aesthetic and intellectual rigging that supports the record, a way into enjoying it.
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    75
    The L.A.-based duo succeeds by mixing the best aspects of yacht rock, soft rock, boogie rock, meadow rock and country rock--but with the added urgency of gangsta rap.
  4. 70
    The music is cleaner and tighter, and the lyrics let listeners in on the joke a little more clearly without sacrificing their methods.
  5. Nov 21, 2013
    70
    It’s fun, it’s derivative, it’s about 30 years too late, but it’s also rock solid.
  6. Nov 14, 2013
    70
    Bone-dry sessionman rock that’s either fun or stultifying depending on your mood is a tricky proposition, but fans of the TEASGJ sensibility should enjoy it either way.
  7. Jan 7, 2014
    40
    As far as such [vanity] projects go, you could do worse than Some Things Never Stay the Same. But you could also do much better.

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