Spine Hits - Sleepy Sun
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  • Summary: Produced by Dave Catching, the third album from San Francisco psychedelic rock band is its first since Rachel Fannan left the group.
  • Record Label: The End
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 2, 2012
    70
    The remaining quintet have lent their cosmic retro-rock both better tunes and more surprising detours. [Jun 2012, p.83]
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    70
    Spine Hits as a whole is a tighter operation, less intended to soundtrack your mushroom trip, but a worthy attempt to bridge the gap to the mainstream.
  3. 70
    Spine Hits is still a great collection of rock songs, and while there's a grain or two of filler, it delivers in immediacy and replay value.
  4. Apr 10, 2012
    60
    "Boat Trip" is the album's strongest moment, a gently treading meeting of spacy Fleet Foxes-style harmonies and buried aquatic melodies cribbed from post-SMiLE-era Brian Wilson mania.
  5. Apr 12, 2012
    60
    The band finally sound battle weary, like they've climbed a peak and now want to rest in a quiet valley. The haze has taken over. And perhaps that's why the album presents itself as "hits"-not bong hits, though that's possible; but rather giving the sense of a posthumous collection.
  6. Apr 10, 2012
    50
    Another 11 driving, sun-faded jams, occupying that headspace somewhere between early Flaming Lips and Traffic. [Mar 2012, p.87]
  7. Apr 10, 2012
    40
    Their most lukewarm effort. What was, in their early days, delicious in its languor is now turgid and inert, struggling for hooks with only the most tepid sense of melody.

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