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  • Summary: Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla returns as producer for the band's followup to 'Let Go.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. The Weight Is a Gift is Nada Surf's most honest and earnest record to date.
  2. As a whole, The Weight is a Gift wins because the band knows how to write a catchy song and make it both sad and exuberant at the same time, with an unerring pop sensibility.
  3. 80
    Rammed with stinging hooks and ringing harmonies. [Oct 2005, p.112]
  4. The Weight Is A Gift isn't as lyrically sharp [as Let Go].
  5. A worthy sequel to the pure pop bliss of 2002's Let Go. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.125]
  6. 60
    Nada Surf settle comfortably into adulthood. [Nov 2005, p.138]
  7. Sadly, bland harmonies and bloodless production blunt the impact. [Oct 2005, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22