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  • Summary: This is the fourth album for the Neil Halstead-fronted band, who have taken on a more alt-country feel since their origins in Slowdive.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Spoon and Rafter has no trouble making Ryan Adams seem like more of a farce than he already is, and it's deserving of at least half of the attention given to anything released by Wilco.
  2. The melodies are hauntingly memorable; the band is smart enough to add just enough supporting touches to augment and support, without ever threatening to overwhelm.
  3. 80
    Represents a major leap forward. [Nov 2003, p.130]
  4. The songs here are full of life, moving freely, focused without being bare and controlled without being uptight.
  5. 70
    Frequently utterly mesmerising. [Nov 2003, p.124]
  6. An album so dreamy, ethereal, and sublime you'll hardly even notice it is on the turntable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3