The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele Image
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  • Summary: Signed to Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label, the artist releases his first full-length album.
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  1. 80
    This may sound wilfully eclectic but actually hangs together, bound by May's showman-like vocals. [Mar 2009, p.109]
  2. What The Good Feeling lacks in variation it makes up for with clever turns of phrase and simple, contagious melodies.
  3. Definitely track down 'Meet Me in the Garden' as it stands head and shoulders above the rest of the album, but give the rest a chance too.
  4. Most significant is how amazingly catchy the album is. Sure, it might be a bit vacuous lyrically, but Dent May sure can write hooks.
  5. 60
    There's some good stuff here. [Mar 2009, p.92]
  6. 12 songs of charming inconsequence that briefly make the world a slightly better place. [Mar 2009, p.105]
  7. But as difficult as it may be to overlook the flaws on this record, May somewhat redeems himself with, heaven forbid, mere quaintness.

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  1. samg
    Feb 12, 2009
    9
    This record grows over time. "Meet Me in the Garden" might be the best track, but the others you have to spent time with.
  2. AndrewK
    Feb 7, 2009
    5
    After hearing the single "Meet Me In The Garden" early in the year I sought this out and gave it a few listens. While most tracks are decent After hearing the single "Meet Me In The Garden" early in the year I sought this out and gave it a few listens. While most tracks are decent enough on the first listen they don't make a lasting impression. Download "Meet Me In The Garden" and then leave the rest. Expand