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  1. Jan 29, 2012
    8
    Okkervil River is one of the best bands to come out of Austin. "The Stand Ins" has a few flaws but for the most part, it's a great album. "Lost Coastlines" is an excellent track and really opens the album up to more amazing tracks that are unpredictable. Will Sheff's lyrics are sad at times but you can really relate. All In All, "The Stand Ins" is a really great album. I recommend it. B+
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

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  1. The Stand-Ins feels looser and breathier than "Stage Names."
  2. This Austin quintet follows 2007's "The Stage Names" with a second tour de force about the collateral damage of fame.
  3. Like its predecessor, The Stand Ins also continues to stretch the band's mopey sound.