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  1. 90
    An album on par with its predecessor but at times, exceeding it. It has everything people love about the band in abundance.
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    Sweet and thoughtful but not without edge, Lemuria knowingly toys with us on The Distance Is So Big, reveling in the loops of the lyrics and the strength of their unique saccharine force.
  3. Jun 26, 2013
    80
    The resulting shift in sound not only suits Lemuria, it sets them apart from the indie pack. [15 Jun 2013, p.54]
  4. Jun 19, 2013
    70
    More than anything though this is a record which feels warmed by summer sun, reminiscent of misty sunsets to blistering mid-mornings it listens like an album made by a band from California rather than New York.
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    Three albums in and Lemuria are starting to explore past the point where their heroes left off, and while it's not quite uncharted territory, it's certainly moving in the right direction.
  6. Jun 19, 2013
    70
    The Distance Is So Big isn't as immediately accessible as previous Lemuria records, but overall, it has far more depth. [Jul 2013, p.100]
  7. 60
    While the best moments on The Distance Is So Big have hooks to spare, “Scienceless” and “Public Opinion Bath” could’ve used at least one. It’s just hard to maintain that kind of optimism over the course of a whole record.

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