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  • Summary: 'Songs' is the first solo LP for the co-founder of The Posies, who is also a member of the current lineup of Big Star.
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  1. 90
    Leadoff track "Six Feet Under"- with its whispery falsetto chorus skewered by the ominous plea, "Call me when you're six feet underground" - is among the catchiest and most emotionally exposed songs Auer has ever recorded. [Jul/Aug 2006, p.86]
  2. 80
    A fine showing. [Jul 2006, p.84]
  3. This is Jon Auer at his best. [#13, p.83]
  4. Auer may have the lower profile of the two lead Posies, but he's every bit the artisan his bandmate is-- and his solo debut is ultimately a satisfying listen.
  5. An album of cloudy-day pop that's hard to top.
  6. This is a more mature, Baroque record, at times reminiscent of the best, new wav-ish tracks from The Posies' 1998 album, Success.
  7. Most of Songs balances caustic lyrics with beautiful power-pop interludes. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.119]

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  1. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    A fine record that stands on its own. But RyanS, no need to put down Stringfellow's excellent, and very different work. I don't agree it surpasses Stringfellow's detailed, orchestral and soulful solo work. Nor do I agree that's it worth comparing the two. They are making these records because they want to stand on their own as artists. Let them. Expand

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