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  • Summary: The first new material in 18 years for the Los Angeles alternative rock band is its first with the original line-up since 1995's Her Highness.
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  1. Aug 5, 2013
    90
    Other bands thinking about re-forming would do well to follow their lead and not just get back together to play the hits and count the cash, but instead create something vital and relevant; something that makes the group's continued existence worthwhile.
  2. 80
    As a whole, the album has a wonderful density that reveals a new secret with every listen, melodies buried in caverns of reverb and tricky guitar bits that hide in reversed delay.
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    Medicine is at its best on To the Happy Few when it pushes its sound to the point of indulgence, then finds a way to pull everything together.
  4. 70
    To The Happy Few might be a fairly transparent attempt to relive Medicine’s salad days, but there are many worse sources they could mine for inspiration.
  5. Aug 28, 2013
    70
    The resulting album feels fresh and contemporary--as much as any new young guitar band around today--and not at all a retro step.
  6. Aug 5, 2013
    70
    It's the extras that Medicine bring to the table that set them apart from their contemporaries.
  7. Aug 8, 2013
    50
    To The Happy Few is precise and calculated. It lacks the irrationality and selfishness that gives a record its soul.

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