Spirit Stereo Frequency - All Night Radio
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  • Summary: All Night Radio is the latest (and most psychedelic) incarnation for Beachwood Sparks' Dave Scher and Jimi Hey.
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  1. Think the Polyphonic Spree, minus the robes and choir theatrics. [27 Feb 2004, p.98]
  2. "Spirit Stereo Frequency" unburies the dark side of this wistfulness by scrambling it with deep bouts of psychedelia and ghostly falsetto croons. The result is a debut that captures the vicissitudes of the past with greater authenticity and interesting sonic flair.
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    Old skool studio wizardry abounds. [Mar 2004, p.107]
  4. Spirit Stereo Frequency is an entirely mature album that is not afraid to have fun.
  5. Jacked up on myriad assembly-line noises, mechanical tinkerings, and golden acoustic guitar strumming, they manage their melodies with a deftness that keeps them loose and limber in the quiet assault of the underlying density.
  6. All Night Radio broadcast more personality than [Beachwood Sparks]--and frame it with a maniacal smile. [Apr 2004, p.88]
  7. A lot of the material sounds incomplete, as Scher and Hey have a habit of backing off just when a song sounds like its coming together.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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