Sweet Sister [EP]

  • Record Label: Banter
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2010
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Here’s hoping Sweet Sister is the sound of a talented group shaking out some superficial songwriting ideas before getting down to it.
  2. The lyrics' yearning for something tangible and substantial ultimately feels at odds with what Sweet Sister, promising surface and all, actually brings to the table.
  3. Billed as a move back to an indie label (Banter, in this case) and a “return to form,” this five-track EP aims itself squarely between the two full-lengths, yet it still doesn’t find the correct balance.
  4. Under The Radar
    50
    Sweet Sister isn't as saccharine as one might expect. [Winter 2010, p.71]
  5. Alternative Press
    40
    This North Carolina sextet's satisfying angst gets replaced with tinny keyboard effects and Guster-ready bongo drums. With every song, vocakist Adam Baker oozes further into an imaginary indie-lite Pixar flick. [May 2010, p.102]
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  1. Oct 9, 2010
    10
    Annuals get a lot of criticism for genre jumping in their albums, which is bulls*it right? Sweet Sister is a perfect blend of sounds that isAnnuals get a lot of criticism for genre jumping in their albums, which is bulls*it right? Sweet Sister is a perfect blend of sounds that is candy to the ears. They have not perfected their sound quite yet but their getting close. Sweet Sister has just the right amount of Rock n' Roll, soul, and honky tonk that will leave you craving the next Annuals LP. Full Review »