The Something Rain - Tindersticks
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  • Summary: The British indie rock band led by Stuart Staples releases its ninth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    90
    Its funereal funk can be hard to shake off; its catchiest hooks stain and discolor.
  2. Feb 23, 2012
    81
    With The Something Rain, Tindersticks provide a wholly convincing reminder that they are, by definition, an incendiary device.
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    80
    The album's highpoints, particularly "Show Me Everything" and "This Fire Of Autumn" showcase a band who seem to have rediscovered new ways of putting together their already impressive constituent parts. [Mar 2012, p.101]
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    It may not be a career defining record but The Something Rain is crammed full of twists and turns to create an emotionally rich and thoroughly rewarding listen.
  5. Mar 2, 2012
    80
    The Something Rain is not just the band's best since they reconvened in 2008; measured against their earlier work, these nine songs shadow the younger Tindersticks in all kinds of compelling ways, trading in youthful adventure for expert-like craftsmanship.
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    75
    These nine tracks work to capture the ruminative and rollicking sides of Tindersticks.
  7. Feb 27, 2012
    60
    For all of its gentle yet intense reflection, it's never overtly maudlin. [Mar 2012, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 18, 2012
    10
    Although not so engaging as their best offerings 'Tindersticks II' or 'Curtains' , it does offer a coherent nocturnal spectacle of reflective gentleness. As usually the first listen reveals nothing remarkable or even resembling to what will be traversing through your ear canals after, say, fifth listening, a number that may be decremented if listened to alone in the evening with a glass of a decent red wine. Suddenly every tune is endowed with its divine meandering meaning, running through your encephalitics like a stream of hungry bees in search of their dying mother's milk. A definite todiefors here are 'A night so still' and 'Medicine'. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    Tindersticks latest album is dominated mostly by lethargic, moody ballads with delicate inserts of various diverse add-ons, as even seen in the instrumental "Goodbye Joe", or - the longest on the album - "Come Inside". On the release there are also steadily developing "Chocolate" as a kind of vocalist's narrative expediency , "Show Me Everything" - style reminiscent of the ballads from the Adriatic and a slightly alternative compositions such as "Frozen" or "This Fire of Autumn". Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    8
    Just brilliant. An album to get lost into, as good as their debut or 1997's Curtains, happy days! :) Moody, but most importantly vibrant and always moving, this album is very exciting to listen to! Expand
  4. May 1, 2012
    4
    I'm usually one for unique, hard-to-describe vocals, though Staples' voice rubs me the wrong way. I enjoy the funky instrumentation but it's not a panacea for my aforementioned apprehension. Truthfully, my favorite track was the first one, but after the surprise was all said and done, I won't be caught off guard the next time I listen to it - but that's the thing... there probably won't be a next time. Expand