The Meadowlands - The Wrens
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  • Summary: The indie rockers took four years to record this third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Meadowlands is absolutely essential.
  2. In trading the adolescent kick of Secaucus for ripened resignation, meticulous refinement for crippling maturation, they have realized their magnum opus.
  3. A fascinating, brokenhearted mess of a record.
  4. With about twenty killer lines or couplets per song, unexpected hooks coming from everywhere and one of the most ingenious track sequences of the year, it’s not really so hard to imagine what The Wrens have been doing all this time.
  5. A stunning return filled with irresistible pop of all varieties.... Note to major labels: you missed a gem. [#5, p.116]
  6. 80
    They've perfected their emo pop. [Jan 2006, p.132]
  7. The Meadowlands represents an impressive triumph of persistence over talent. [Oct 2005, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 63
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 63
  3. Negative: 1 out of 63