The Office of Future Plans - The Office of Future Plans
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the rock band led by cellist/lead singer J. Robbins.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. 90
    The force of his personal aesthetics--coupled with the assistance of a similarly fearless group of friends-- has made for not only for one of the best albums of the year, but has produced evidence proving real artists simple don't settle, no matter how fast the calendar moves. [Dec 2011, p.122]
  2. There's much to like about Office of Future Plans, though I suspect its appeal beyond being a throwback to the golden age of angst-ridden but pop-sensible rock music may be rather limited.
  3. Jan 3, 2012
    80
    OOFP propels Robbins' melancholic take on post-hardcore to exciting new heights. [ 17 Dec 2011, p.52]
  4. Jan 13, 2012
    80
    The combination of hardcore punk songwriting and a pop tunesmith's sense of melody and composition gives the latest venture for this DC scene giant an appeal entirely unique to its branch on the family tree.
  5. Dec 9, 2011
    75
    Raging yet cerebral, Office Of Future Plans is by no means a radical departure for Robbins, but it does show him poised, with more focus and confidence than ever, at the midpoint between post-punk acidity and singer-songwriter sweetness.
  6. Dec 9, 2011
    75
    Office Of Future Plans reveals itself as quite possibly one of the most brilliantly sequenced albums of 2011.
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    70
    It's hard to think of another post-hardcore lifer whose return to active duty is so high-five worthy.