Spirit If... - Kevin Drew
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  • Summary: Broken Social Scene's singer goes solo in what will be a series of albums featuring each member of the band plus a few guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. This is one for the ages, an album that you will covet, listen to, and live by.
  2. Not since Mansun's "Six" have I heard an album twist its songs into a musical Lombard Street--and I can already picture the audience screaming its approval in the break--before a wall of static and synthesizers takes us home. And home is a little nicer place to be after taking a ride on Spirit If...
  3. Spirit If… offers jams that don't really jam, acoustic ballads about fights and lies, and lushly orchestrated songs that come together effortlessly while cracking up hopelessly.
  4. If you’re at all familiar with the previous work of Broken Social Scene, then nothing on this album will sound new or particularly fresh.
  5. In the same spirit as Broken Social Scene's baroque pop, his first album stitches together the psychedelic, lo-fi montages and creates something unworldly and unique.
  6. 60
    The best of these songs are easily a match for Broken Social Scene. [Nov 2007, p.106]
  7. 40
    It sounds like Drew would still benefit from having his Canadian ragtag team behind him though, because his solo effort just isn't very strong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17