The Orchard - Ra Ra Riot
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  1. Ra Ra Riot is still speaking a language everyone can understand: Love. And on The Orchard, Ra Ra Riot has never spoken so clearly.
  2. Fans of The Rhumb Line are unlikely to go head over heels for The Orchard, but Ra Ra Riot's latest is still among the most clever and thoughtful indie pop heard this year.
  3. 80
    Start at the beginning and let it play all the way through: The Orchard gives us an achingly mature version of a band yet to fail.
  4. The Orchard is the sound of Ra Ra Riot hitting for the middle, delivering 10 tracks of deliberate orchestral-tinged indie-pop that'll hit you in your 2007-era blog-rock pleasure center.
  5. Though hardly a radical departure from the baroque-pop template set by that debut, The Orchard is more mannered, fussy, and prim than its predecessor, exact and instrumentally articulate in ways that evoke no one more than Ms. Bush.
  6. With dubby beats, choral vocals and signature strings, it's the most haunted song on the group's second LP, a set of genteel indie pop swinging between Dirty Projectors' ornate chamber music and the prep-school dance party of Vampire Weekend.
  7. Jun 20, 2011
    40
    Disappointing return from orchestral indie types. [July 2011, p. 117]

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  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    What an amazing album. A more 80's inspired sound base then their debut, The Rhumb Line, but with results just the same. Go get this album,What an amazing album. A more 80's inspired sound base then their debut, The Rhumb Line, but with results just the same. Go get this album, definitely worth it. Expand