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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.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Rarely has such a meticulously constructed album sounded so effortless. [21 Sep 2001, p.84]
  2. Shredding Paper
    One of the best independent rock records of the year. [#11]
  3. Resonance
    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. Spin
    [Frontman Miles] Kurosky finally has the audio toys to jazz up his Technicolor sandbox... [Oct 2001, p.134]
  6. Mojo
    Uplifting, exuberant gloom. Tremendous. [Oct 2001, p.108]
  7. Uncut
    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
    A brilliant record by a brilliant band. One of the best records of the new millenium.
  2. kateb
    Sep 22, 2004
    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
    I haven't been able to stop dancing since I picked this up. A triumph.
  4. davidp
    Sep 22, 2004
    A perfect pop record.
  5. BlairM.
    Oct 16, 2001
    Have yet to hear a song I didn't like by them. One word review: amazing!
  6. JossS.
    Dec 25, 2001
    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
    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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