User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. RyanS
    Jun 11, 2006
    8
    As good as the best Posies album, surpasses all of fellow bandmate Stringfellow's solo releases.
  2. AmandaB
    Mar 1, 2007
    10
    By far the best record to come from the Posies clan! I only hope the next one doesn't take 6 years to come out!
  3. 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.
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. A deeply thoughtful and obviously personal album.
  2. Songs From the Year of Our Demise never achieves the crunch or the sugar highs that still makes Posies records so addictive, but it never really needs it. This is pop for adults.
  3. 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.