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  • Summary: The Washington D.C.-based indie-pop group returns with a fourth LP. Sasha Bell of Ladybug Transistor guests on two tracks.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. The album leaps between influences of Hawaiian music, classic indie rock, '70s-era orchestration, and country -- all very very delicately, as is Aden's way.
  2. While there's nothing on Topsiders that's outright bad (except perhaps "Mango Tree", but maybe that's just me), it is, all in all, a frustrating record.
  3. 50
    A note-cramming session heavy on the Little Feat and light on the Sea And Cake. [#55, p.70]
  4. The sound and songs of [Aden's fourth album, Topsiders]... are no different whatsoever from the band's already homogenous and uncharacteristic previous three.