The Loon - Tapes 'n Tapes
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  • Summary: The Minneapolis band's debut full-length has drawn comparisons to Pavement.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. The Loon will stand up as one of the best albums of the year, and Tapes 'n Tapes as a jewel in the American music crown.
  2. The first must-listen record of the year.
  3. The Loon excites with twisty guitar tangents, an airtight country two-step, and commanding choruses that Grier belts out with the fervor of a preacher. [28 Jul 2006, p.67]
  4. The Loon is an exercise in heavy-lidded ballsiness.
  5. The Loon is a rare thing: an indie-rock record that's as lovable as it is bewildering.
  6. To be fair, "The Loon" stops short of pastiche, but it is too transparently a paean to Tape 'n Tapes' heroes.
  7. They want to be every band to every bloke, shuffling between genres in an effort to jack all and master nada.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    9
    Sweet collection of slick, well crafted songs. Every one sounds different from any other; some are explosive, some are laid back and chill. And it has its own unique energy running through. I've never heard anything quite like it. Expand

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