The Year of Magical Drinking

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  1. Feb 17, 2011
    85
    A powerfully uncomplicated rock album.
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    83
    It's an album that might seem superficially bright and shiny, but the edges are sharper than they appear.
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    If you come to this record for the title, expecting rueful literacy and songwriterly self-deprecation, you might be pleasantly surprised by how hard it rocks and what an undemanding good time it can be.
  4. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    What the album lacks in focus, it makes up for in sheer listenability.
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    The Year of Magical Drinking is a solid pop album in its own right, with all the economic hooks of a Fountains of Wayne record but none of that band's antiseptic production.
  6. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    This music is surely reminiscent of his work with the Broken West, so as Apex Manor Flournoy hasn't reinvented himself. But he has found a new sharpness to his songs by, ironically, letting the reigns loose a little.
  7. Feb 17, 2011
    60
    The Year of Magical Drinking strikes me as an album with something interesting to say, a quality only increased by knowing where Flournoy is coming from.
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