Songs of Patience - Alberta Cross
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Brooklyn-based indie rock band led by Petter Ericson Stakee and Terry Wolfers took three years and three producers to make.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 6, 2012
    80
    It's brighter, somehow more optimistic album, in which sweet melodies surface from growling, howling guitars and a storm of whirling noise. [1 Sep 2012, p.51]
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    These 10 songs often appear to be just elaborate jams, whipped up in the studio, with a few scribbled-down choruses added along the way.
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Although some may wish for more diversity within the set (these songs contain a lot of the same techniques and styles), as well as more layers to flesh out the core songwriting, there's still plenty to like.
  4. Nov 20, 2012
    60
    It's so well constructed as pop music the only thing you can really say is that there's not much diversity.
  5. Dec 6, 2012
    60
    Aside from the Ryan Adams-esque "Bonfires." on their second album the more scruffy, down home elements of Alberta Cross' 2009 debut have been buffed to a stadium sheen. [Sep 2012, p.71]+
  6. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    These guileless, well-hemmed songs could use a few more frayed edges. [Dec 2012, p.96]
  7. Nov 26, 2012
    40
    Too often, though, his eagerness to please sees him tumbling down to earth. [Oct 2012, p.93]

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