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  • Summary: The fourth album for the San Francisco indie duo of Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel was produced with John Congleton.
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  1. 80
    The Bloom and the Blight is the pair's most concise and best work to date. [Oct 2012, p.92]
  2. Oct 8, 2012
    80
    It's one of those albums you could listen to again and again.
  3. Dec 6, 2012
    80
    This is a collection of songs that sparkles in its own excellence.
  4. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    This is the group at their most adventurous, expanding their musical horizons and going off script at times in order to keep things from getting redundant.
  5. Sep 4, 2012
    67
    The good news is Two Gallants' five-year lapse hasn't changed the band much. The bad news is that maybe it should have.
  6. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    The commitment to developing their sound into urgent and strident rock is commendable yet the execution leaves you cold at times.
  7. Oct 22, 2012
    40
    The increasingly frequent transitions between the finger picking subtlety of old to such newfound rockage are, however, simply too jarring for satisfactory listening. [Nov 2012, p.84]

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