The Silver Lining - Soul Asylum
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  • Summary: The Dave Pirner-led band's first album in eight years includes tracks recorded with the group's late bassist Karl Mueller as well as The Replacements' Tommy Stinson (who, yes, served as a replacement).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. The group sounds genuinely reinvigorated.
  2. 70
    Sound[s] like a band that's discovered how to enjoy itself again. [Aug 2006, p.85]
  3. The sound of a band growing old comfortably. [Sep 2006, p.110]
  4. An old-school alternative rock album full of oversized riffs and open-hearted hooks.
  5. The nostalgia train is stalled by embarrassing platitudes and well-worn riffs. [14 Jul 2006, p.79]
  6. 40
    It finds the band stranded in the middle-of-the-road, spinning its wheels amid a mass of musical cliches and Dave Pirner's overwrought lyricism. [Aug 2006, p.104]
  7. 30
    Most of it just falls flat, neither recapturing the glory days nor squarely moving the band into a new era. [#21, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10