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  • Summary: The third album from the L.A. band is indie pop with an emotional edge.
  • Record Label: Dangerbird Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    84
    This album requires less listening and more feeling for one to get the message, something that most of us could all use a little more of.
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    80
    It's impeccably crafted with a rich selection of subtle sonic touches--executive producer Butch Walker's undoubtedly due some credit--for bringing the songs to life. [Feb 2011, p.87]
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    80
    Tear The Fences Down is open and inviting, and it's hard not to be pulled in by its verve and genuine sincerity.
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    75
    Given its origins, this could have been a morbid, self-indulgent exercise. Instead, it's a fine indie-pop album.
  5. Mar 22, 2011
    67
    Clearly a children's song, it's an autobiographical account of the slowed process of overcoming loss--a big idea written for small people but, like a good portion of Tear the Fences Down, one that registers across the board.
  6. Mar 22, 2011
    60
    What I would like to hear from Eulogies next time 'round is some beefed-up production, some extra layers of sound, and a more melodic focus. I can hear they have what it takes to achieve consistent excellence; for me, it just didn't happen on this effort.
  7. Mar 22, 2011
    60
    The sorrow-filled lyrics are balanced by jubilant choruses, which are playful and heart-wrenching at once, with the overall tone being one of acceptance. [Feb 2011, p.73]