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  • Summary: San Francisco's Beulah, part of the Elephant 6 collective of indie-pop bands, returns with a follow-up to their well-received 1999 effort 'When Your Heartstrings Break.'
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Rarely has such a meticulously constructed album sounded so effortless. [21 Sep 2001, p.84]
  2. One of the best independent rock records of the year. [#11]
  3. Perfect pop, pure and simple. [#32, p.58]
  4. A dozen mini-masterpieces of crisp, multi-layered production and tight, jangly guitar, a cohesive but loose effort that recalls the warmth of summer even in the cold chill of a New York March.
  5. 80
    [Frontman Miles] Kurosky finally has the audio toys to jazz up his Technicolor sandbox... [Oct 2001, p.134]
  6. 80
    Uplifting, exuberant gloom. Tremendous. [Oct 2001, p.108]
  7. 50
    The DIY production can smother their delicate melodicism, and those parping horns can sound distinctly cheap and shrill. [Jan 2002, p.131]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. waynek
    Sep 27, 2004
    10
    A brilliant record by a brilliant band. One of the best records of the new millenium.
  2. kateb
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    I don't really keep up on "cool" or "indie" music so much, but I did find this band after I bought the "Garden State" soundtrack and I don't really keep up on "cool" or "indie" music so much, but I did find this band after I bought the "Garden State" soundtrack and then bought the Shins cd. I went online and noticed a lot of Shins fans like Beulah and hence, I picked this one up. It's glorious. I feel as if I've been let into some secret society. They are my new favorite band and I can't wait til their next one. Expand
  3. WodekS.
    Sep 24, 2001
    10
    I haven't been able to stop dancing since I picked this up. A triumph.
  4. davidp
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    A perfect pop record.
  5. BlairM.
    Oct 16, 2001
    9
    Have yet to hear a song I didn't like by them. One word review: amazing!
  6. JossS.
    Dec 25, 2001
    7
    beulah puts out another album. this one lacks the edge of when heart strings break making the album too sugary sweet to fully digest.
  7. GaborA
    Mar 1, 2004
    2
    The Back Street Boys pick up instruments. So pop infused that the crowd at the seventh grade dance at a girls school would boo them off the stage.

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