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9.4

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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.
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  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.