Three - Archer Prewitt
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  • Summary: The aptly named 'Three' is the third solo release for graphic artist/Sea And Cake guitarist Archer Prewitt.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Archer Prewitt returns to the whip-smart pop sensibilities that defined his first two LPs, upping the ante to reveal an altogether new sophistication and complexity that spur his music to unexpected heights of brilliance.
  2. Prewitt doesn't waste a second of Three's near-hour length, filling it with an affinity of bouncy rhythms and pop goodness, in turn eclipsing the output of many of his underground rock contemporaries.
  3. 80
    The album is packed with sunny tunes which carry a '60s and '70s feel, but Prewitt never coasts. [July 2002, p.104]
  4. Suavely assembled big band pop. [#220, p.66]
  5. While "Three" itself is only occasionally lively, thanks to Prewitt's strong grasp of sun-bleached summer music and '60s psychedelia, the disc overflows with good ideas and pretty little melodies.
  6. 70
    Not nearly as tear-stained as his 2000 mini-album Gerroa Songs, Three zeroes in on the uptempo, if not the upbeat. [#55, p.84]
  7. 60
    While this album is furnished by post-rock's brittle, metallic sound, Prewitt's songs are full of chamber pop's gilded warmth.... A fine, if overlong, album. [Jul 2002, p.118]

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  1. JimR.
    Jul 22, 2002
    9
    Great sounding poppy cd, one of the best released this year.