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  • Summary: The San Francisco folk band release their fifth full-length album.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Veering from their signature alt-folk ditties chronicling the immediacy of transference and love, The Errant Charm presents a dense rendering of that blissful numbness promised by a life of aloof detachment.
  2. Jun 17, 2011
    80
    The ideal album to soundtrack wistful contemplation on balmy summer days.
  3. Jun 30, 2011
    80
    Treading territory similar to Wilco's and working with producer Thom Monahan, they layer drum machine, vintage keyboard, organs and strings atop acoustic folk-rock textures and Cabic's soothing vocals.
  4. Jun 10, 2011
    70
    The Errant Charm is by no means a bad album, but it's not great either; it's just nice in a way that is too easy to ignore for its own good.
  5. 70
    Vetiver's latest record, The Errant Charm, is certainly more folk than freak.
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    64
    The Errant Charm doesn't entirely succeed in that regard, but it remains a pleasant listen, perhaps just a bit too subliminally so for its own good.
  7. Jun 9, 2011
    40
    As a whole, The Errant Charm feels back-loaded and unsettled. [May 2011, p. 82]

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