Stitches - Califone
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  • Summary: The seventh release for the indie experimental rock band led by Tim Rutili was recorded in Arizona, California, and Texas.
  • Record Label: Dead Oceans Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock
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  1. Sep 9, 2013
    90
    They make up an entire color palette of music and lyrics, of sounds and themes, that when combined on Rutili’s canvas make up truly original territory.
  2. Sep 3, 2013
    89
    The combination of loose fun and pinpoint accuracy here is bracing, and Califone’s sheer originality is a great counterpoint to the many acts trying desperately to live up to the legacy of their formers.
  3. 85
    The economic arrangements make sure that every note counts.
  4. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    Stitches' ten quietly lustrous tracks dutifully reflect the arid Southwest vistas from which they were sprung.
  5. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    There aren't many groups whose experimental cojones nestle comfortably alongside arch-classicist songwriting, but Califone solved that thorny equation long ago. [Sep 2013, p.85]
  6. Sep 6, 2013
    74
    It retains Califone’s signature continuity effect--with slowed acoustic guitar and droning, industrial electronics--burning a 50-minute album into a grand, cinematic waft.
  7. Sep 3, 2013
    60
    It's not quite as strong as Roots & Crowns or All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, but Stitches is a fine addition to a quality body of music. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.87]

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