Sumday - Grandaddy
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  • Summary: The best indie rock band to come out of Modesto, California in quite some time (well, ever, we'd think) returns with a long-awaited fourth LP, arriving a full three years after The Sophtware Slump thanks to worldwide tours and a lengthy recording process.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    A warm and deeply engaging snapshot of fractured relationships and existential dread. [Aug 2003, p.116]
  2. Sumday is all glorious, throbbing heart.
  3. 80
    It's a compelling psychological study set to lovely tunes. [Jul 2003, p.114]
  4. Scattered with belated dispatches from the wreckage of the dot-bom, Sumday is knowingly archaic and all-consumingly derivative.
  5. It's just not quite as great as some of us dared to hope.
  6. This is a surprisingly homogenous set of tunes, and on the whole, the album can make for a rather repetitive listen.
  7. Adherence to stock chord progressions, interminably chugging guitars and a dearth of new ideas since 2000's The Sophtware Slump gives the impression that Sumday is Grandaddy-by-rote.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16