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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the Brooklyn, New York band now includes Ryan Sawyer as its full-time drummer.
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  1. A rare mix of intimacy and experimentalism, Too Old to Die Young will resonate with indie rock fans who know what that album title really means.
  2. 74
    Tall Firs are becoming a bit anthemic; stand up and salute. [Winter 2008, p.94]
  3. There's something very likable about this album....The problem with Too Old To Die Young is that it's too familiar to sound truly fresh. [May 2008, p.65]
  4. In spite of its blatant Sonic Youth biting--which is actually kind of refreshing--there are a lot of gorgeous and even heart-stopping moments on Too Old To Die Young. It's just a shame so few of its strengths can figure out how to work together.
  5. In all Too Old To Die Young could be listened to in 20 years and it wouldn’t sound a day older, but it is unlikely to warrant interest past the first weeks of purchase.
  6. Too Old to Die Young is a fully plugged-in affair that expands on the muscular sighs of its predecessor and ups the rhythmic ante.
  7. Now, uneven or not, the songs seem to breathe on their own, benefiting from a shot of rhythm and a healthy sweat.

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  1. PaulS.
    Sep 2, 2008
    8
    I liked this from the start and still do, several months on. Tall Firs deserve more attention than they get and this album promises good I liked this from the start and still do, several months on. Tall Firs deserve more attention than they get and this album promises good things to come. Collapse