The Emotional Rescue LP - Windsor For The Derby
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  • Summary: The Austin band's fourth LP represents a new direction for the group (which features Dan Matz and Jason McNeely and a handful of rotating contributors) toward more delicate and intricate compositions. In addition, a new emphasis on vocals makes this the band's most accessible release to date.
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  1. A release that seems to present a band on the verge of an artistic breakthrough.
  2. The Emotional Rescue LP asserts the fact that the band not only has exceptional songwriting talent, but has finally concocted a potent mixture of poppy melodies to complement their core of tranquil notes and minimalist orchestrations.
  3. The emphasis now is on the delicate interplay between acousitc guitars, and vocals which sound somewhere between Jonathan Donahue and Syd Barrett. [#221, p.66]
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    Windsor For The Derby have finally planed away the rough edges from their music. [Dec 2002, p.110]
  5. The lyrical prowess is here, but the detached, half-spoken vocals make the album sound like the emotional investment isn't.
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  1. Frankie
    Oct 15, 2003
    7
    this album is pretty haunting....but the standout piece is "awkwardness". that song alone is worth the price of admission.