The End of That - Plants and Animals
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  • Summary: The third full-length album for the Canadian indie rock band was recorded in Paris, France.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 28, 2012
    76
    The End of That finds them sounding more mature and comfortable than ever before, signaling perhaps not an end at all, but rather a new beginning.
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    70
    The record smartly offers little in the way of answers, instead drawing us into its strange limbo.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    The End of That feels like something built with the intentions of making a grand statement, but it comes up a few great songs short. Honestly it's pretty remarkable for what it attempts.
  4. Feb 28, 2012
    60
    The End of That has more outstanding moments than La La Land, but whether those highlights are enough to neutralize Plants and Animals' weakness for occasionally derivative kitsch depends on how much their fans are willing to overlook.
  5. Mar 1, 2012
    60
    It's never a bad thing to be concise in your songcraft, but this album reveals that Plants And Animals are best when not over-thinking things.
  6. Feb 28, 2012
    60
    While The End of That features more wonderful song craft, that counterpoint is sorely missed.
  7. Feb 28, 2012
    50
    For a record that sounds like memories of better times, there's a disheartening shortage of hooks or melodies that aren't hitched to lyrics you'd rather forget.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 11, 2012
    8
    I think some reviewers are over thinking things and not actually listening. This day in age of reviewing seems solely of getting theI think some reviewers are over thinking things and not actually listening. This day in age of reviewing seems solely of getting the comparisons of past recordings right off the bat rather to stop and listen for pure enjoyment. I agree, some tunes here are lyrically lazy and boring, but for the most part I enjoyed the flow from song to song with more than enough songs to bop my head to. Parc Avenue was a strong first album with great textures, and sometimes rinse/repeat ain't in the blood, but this isn't THAT bad. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    4
    "The End of That" could be a pretty good album. It has in fact a lot of potential, which can be heard in the music arrangements, but somehow"The End of That" could be a pretty good album. It has in fact a lot of potential, which can be heard in the music arrangements, but somehow the vocals do not fit into the rest. What we get are just two good songs - rock "2010" and the subdued "Before". Everything else is just putted on the back burner. Expand