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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the New Yorker was produced by Zach Hill
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  1. This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That, down to its mouthful of a title, is a fearless album, brought to fruition by a desire to push boundaries and explore sound.
  2. The conviction in Stern's direct, bare voice is what turns the album into the kicking, clawing, emotional frenzy that we get.
  3. Her songs always at least suggest pop, and the sense of tune at their core adds an inviting thrill to Stern's fitful guitar and Zach Hill's ridiculously, miraculously agitated drums.
  4. Mojo
    It boasts stronger songs than Stern's 2007 debut "In Advance Of The Broken Arm," without losing the fretboard fireworks that made its predecessor an underground smash. [Feb 2009, p.106]
  5. That she is able to incorporate these technical talents into solid songwriting is what makes This Is It the success that it is.
  6. As This Is It etc. is only just over 40 minutes, that’s a bit odd, but if anything it speaks to the potency of Stern’s music.
  7. Uncut
    Pleasingly, the most difficult thing about the album is its name. [Dec 2008, p.116]

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