The Long Goodbye - The Essex Green
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  • Summary: The Brooklyn-based Elephant 6-style band (which shares some members with Ladybug Transistor) returns with a second LP.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. 86
    It's sleek and distinctly studio-based, with live instrumentation taking a backseat to plush soundscapes that could only come from some fancy knobwork. [#5, p.92]
  2. There's a great deal of variety to the record, something that sets them apart from the vast majority of the bands that pay homage to the '60s, but also something that keeps them from developing a distinct identity.
  3. 80
    Sound[s] like a typical Elephant 6-related band--absolutely fantastic. [May 2003, p.108]
  4. Unfortunately the band sometimes overdoes the sweetness and ends up being too precious.
  5. Like Belle And Sebastian, one of the main weaknesses of the group is that they're just to darn precious at times for their own good.
  6. As a transitory album The Long Goodbye is uneven.

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