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  • Summary: This is the fourth LP for the trio of Jim Putnam, Senon Williams and Steve Goodfriend.
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  1. The ease of the instrumentation and the hushed vocals do their part to loosen you up as the music whisks you away to the innocence of childhood and teenage dreams that have never left the recesses of your mind.
  2. Despite being monstrously homogenous and boring, The Fallen Leaf Pages is too much of a melodic accomplishment to dismiss.
  3. 70
    Putnam's longing voice and rusty guitar strum easily envisions a rustic dwelling, yet their studio strengths reveal a Pink Floyd fetish. [Jun 2005, p.85]
  4. Stately, midtempo tunes whose immaculate production belies the darkness at their core.
  5. 60
    Their drowsy lullabies and minor-key melodies are now so commonplace... that much of it seems unremarkable. [Dec 2005, p.109]
  6. The Fallen Leaf Pages is the kind of record that holds no surprises or excitement, the kind that sounds over before it reaches the halfway point.
  7. Put simply, this music is slow, the same slow soggy tempo the whole way through.

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  1. KatieR
    May 20, 2005
    10
    This album is more interesting every time I listen to it. I love it!
  2. Gerard
    May 13, 2005
    10
    This album is vastly underrated. It'll easily fit in my top ten. It's an examination of spiritual redemption during these trying This album is vastly underrated. It'll easily fit in my top ten. It's an examination of spiritual redemption during these trying times - very deep, very beautiful, breathtaking at times, and the best work the Radar Bros. have ever done. It's the most spiritually enlightening album since Sufjan's Seven Swans. I am grateful to be a human alive to hear this masterwork. Expand
  3. WayneB
    May 18, 2005
    9
    Another solid release from the most unhearlded L.A. band (with exception to Acetone, R.I.P.) over the past dozen years ! Buy this record and Another solid release from the most unhearlded L.A. band (with exception to Acetone, R.I.P.) over the past dozen years ! Buy this record and see what you've been missing...Those who have followed this band already agree! Expand
  4. jeremyc
    Jun 26, 2005
    9
    I agree with the last comments! Try this album if you like Grandaddy, Radiohead, The Flaming lips and so on...!