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  • Summary: The third album for the all-girl trio from Brooklyn, New York.
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  1. Some bands make a third album; others make something more like a third refinement of "the album." This feels like the (charmed) latter.
  2. You can slice up its track-by-track constitution--a gently sung, interesting turn of phrase here, an evocative chord progression here--but it is a beautiful, haunting creature as a whole, and a poignant testament to the power of simplicity.
  3. Thanks to Monahan and the strength of the songs the trio wrote for the album, this stands as Au Revoir Simone's best work so far.
  4. Snoozy delights from the polyphonic twee whose outright nerdiness is charming.
  5. Essentially, Still Night, Still Life is a fun, carefree listen and doesn't pretend to be anything more. As an added bonus, it's also a clear improvement over the band's past works as well.
  6. Listen to Still Night, Still Light for what it is and its unlikely you will end up disappointed.
  7. 40
    Over the course of a whole album their light-as-afeather mix of glacial keyboard, breathy vocals and mid-tempo time signatures begins to grate, and you wish producer Thom Monahan had made them take more risks. [Jun 2009, p.99]

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  1. Nov 3, 2010
    8
    I checked this band out thanks to a remix of "Another Likely Story" by Neon Indian and I have to say the original song is beautiful and notI checked this band out thanks to a remix of "Another Likely Story" by Neon Indian and I have to say the original song is beautiful and not only that but the rest of the album follows that line of tragic beauty. Expand