Together We're Heavy - The Polyphonic Spree
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  • Summary: Although the Dallas-based robe-wearing collective (who number close to 30) recorded their buzz-generating debut in just two days, this sophomore effort is the result of a full year in the studio. (Presumably, it's a very large studio.) Eric Feldman (Sparklehorse) and The Speekers produced.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 91
    Just as strong as anything on The Beginning Stages Of.... [#11, p.92]
  2. A much more spiritually fulfilling listening experience.
  3. This is a record of outrageous range and unprecedented panache.
  4. A gleefully cohesive miasma of sound.
  5. 70
    If it weren't all so damn happy this would be the most terrifying music in existence. [Aug 2004, p.98]
  6. The gorgeous shape-shifting songs allow the diversity of the Spree's instrumentation, from strings to brass to theremin, to shine. [8-22 Jul 2004, p.128]
  7. A formula that worked well the first time around, but stumbles badly on the second.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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