Trying To Never Catch Up - What Made Milwaukee Famous
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  • Summary: This 2004 debut album for the Austin, Texas band was re-released (with four bonus tracks mixed by Spoon's Jim Eno) in 2006 when the band signed with Barsuk.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. How a band from such an incestuous scene produced an album with such keen pop instincts that nonetheless stops well short of ripping anyone, local or national, off continues to boggle the mind.
  2. This is an auspicious first effort, bringing some order to Austin's musical chaos.
  3. It's clear from the first notes of Trying to Never Catch Up that this is a band that knows what they're doing, and is pretty damn sure about it, too.
  4. Through all the fascinating genre shell games, the constant on Trying To Never Catch Up is a smart pop sensibility that rarely expels an unoriginal thought.
  5. 70
    Positively exuberant. [Sep 2006, p.114]
  6. Power-pop with brains that doesn't try too hard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. tanner
    Nov 25, 2006
    9
    I enjoy this album more each time I listen to it. The tracks 'Hellodrama" and "Almost Always Never" are catchy tunes, which you'll I enjoy this album more each time I listen to it. The tracks 'Hellodrama" and "Almost Always Never" are catchy tunes, which you'll be singing in your head. Collapse
  2. LucasK
    Oct 26, 2006
    9
    ALmost All of the songs are very entertaining and modern, mostly catchy. A great Power-Pop album IDECIDE is my favorite song for this year.
  3. TBOne
    Nov 24, 2006
    8
    Suprisingly good album . Better than i was expecting.