Too Late To Die Young - Departure Lounge
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  • Summary: Kid Loco produced this sophomore effort for London's Departure Lounge, who are fronted by Tim Keegan (a former guitarist with Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians). Hitchcock guests on one track, as does former Cocteau Twin (and producer of Departure Lounge's debut) Simon Raymonde.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 100
    One of 2002's candidates for record-of-the-year honors.... Too Late is a top-to-bottom masterwork. [#54, p.85]
  2. Kid Loco's production style stresses the band's shimmering guitars and rich harmonies. [June 2002, p.82]
  3. The album is about a quarter filler, but the songs that hit on Too Late to Die Young make the tedium worth sitting out.
  4. Departure Lounge has forged an enchanting record to tune in, turn on, and drop into.
  5. 40
    Beneath the opulent layers and studio tweaks, however, lie some very orthodox, very average Eighties indie songs. [Mar 2002, p.96]