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  • Summary: The second album from the Baltimore band was produced by band leader and vocalist Roman Kuebler.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Everything's emotional whole is greater than the sum of its individual musical parts. [Aug 2005, p.176]
  2. One of the most impressive collections of gorgeous, delicate pop songs in recent memory.
  3. The Oranges Band doesn't rewrite the indie rock handbook; more like they follow it in note-perfect style and form and in such a familiar way (Spoon, New Pornographers, Guided by Voices, Yo La Tengo, new wave influence, etc.) that your initial inclination might be to dismiss them as generic wannabes. Stick around though and you just might be won over.
  4. So infectiously content are the Oranges that they can make even the most jaded listener bop his/her head or tap his/her foot to their power pop structures -- but this is also their downfall.
  5. 70
    Somewhere between the Plimsouls and The La's, this should keep your top down throughout the summer. [Jul/Aug 2005, p.109]
  6. The handful of slower songs drag more than they have a right to, and fail to hint at any depth or versatility that’s missing from the straight-ahead rockers.
  7. The Oranges Band are good at what they do, but The World & Everything in It seems destined to function as background music rather than as a focus for rapt listening.

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  1. kevint
    Sep 29, 2005
    A handful of perfectly crafted pop tunes complemented by some less obvious off-kilter tracks keep you coming back to this record far more often than would an album of just one or the other. "Ride the Wild Wave" is the best song I heard all summer, and maybe all year. The beauty of this record is its timelessness. These songs would've sounded great 30 years ago and they'll still sound great 30 years from now. Expand