The Palace Guards - David Lowery
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  • Summary: The Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven singer releases his solo debut album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    83
    The surprising thing about The Palace Guards is that Lowery still writes sarcastic, knowing David Lowery songs about as well as he ever has.
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery splits the difference between the former's loose eclectic twang and the latter's tight psych-country on his solo debut.
  3. May 18, 2011
    80
    Originally intended as a YouTube offering, The Palace Guards teeters between alt country and folk rock in a diverse and totally appealing manner. [Jun 2011, p.103]
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    70
    Lowery might not want to make a career out of his serious side, but The Palace Guards shows he can wise up and still make music that's smart and satisfying.
  5. 70
    Though nothing here (not even the one cover, Dutch band Mint's "Ah, You Left Me") wanders far from the work he has done with Cracker or Camper, this intimate album is a welcome addition to the Lowery catalog.
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    60
    Uneven it may be, The Palace Guards s just as often sublime. [Feb 2011, p.90]
  7. May 31, 2011
    60
    His debut solo LP nods more to the latter [Cracker rather than Camper Van Beethoven]. [Jun 2011, p.119]

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