Spoon And Rafter

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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
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  1. Mojo
    80
    Represents a major leap forward. [Nov 2003, p.130]
  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. Alternative Press
    80
    The results are understated, heartbreaking and quietly intoxicating. [Oct 2003, p.124]
  4. The songs here are full of life, moving freely, focused without being bare and controlled without being uptight.
  5. Q Magazine
    70
    A fine showcase for simmering, ethereal pop music. [Oct 2003, p.111]
  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
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  1. jeremys
    Oct 3, 2003
    10
    mojave 3 seems to come together, most focussed and textured cd yet. dreamy countrysides & puffy clouds.. woo!
  2. StevenM
    Oct 27, 2004
    10
    I just recently bought this album on a whim. I just randomly picked a cd that looked interesting, and personally I think it's one of the I just recently bought this album on a whim. I just randomly picked a cd that looked interesting, and personally I think it's one of the most amazing cd's I have ever heard in my life, I would rate spoon and rafter among one of my all time favourite bands now. Expand
  3. andrewf.
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    this is a simple, harmonious, truly delightful album. it's melancholic opening tune paves the pathway to a track listing that just makes this is a simple, harmonious, truly delightful album. it's melancholic opening tune paves the pathway to a track listing that just makes you smile. excellent production yields a spcaey earthy feeling combining subtle guitar work, timely drumming, and goswell's perfect vocal interjections. best played while quietly contemplating turning leaves on an autumn day with ear swallowing headphones. a grossly underated album. Expand