There's A Fire - Longwave
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  • Summary: John Leckie produced this second major-label release for the now five-member New York band led by Steve Schiltz.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    Takes The Strangest Things' dark, occasionally scattershot pop and refines it with sharper songwriting and a slicker approach. [#69, p.100]
  2. 86
    This is beautiful, intense music, trapped in their tiny, distraught world. [#16, p.93]
  3. There are a couple snoozy and wonky moments among the hits, but Longwave is definitely worth warming up to.
  4. The songwriting grows less challenging as the album unfolds, often lacking the kind of vocal performances that provide real traction.
  5. Fire's beauty often feels distant and untouchable. [Sep 2005, p.164]
  6. Eloquently combines elements of pop, spaced-out electronic rock and even dirty garage. [Aug/Sep 2005, p.121]
  7. Despite a few arresting moments, such as the big-muscled title track, the band never stumbles on much that's recognizably its own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8