Underwater Cinematographer - The Most Serene Republic
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  • Summary: This is the debut for the Toronto six-piece led by Adrian Jewett.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Not many albums make you smile so much your face hurts. [Oct 2005, p.156]
  2. It's hard to imagine a band coming along this year with a better or more enjoyable debut.
  3. So euphoric are the multiple highlights here that one can overlook the occasional dalliance with silliness.
  4. Instead of the charming, shaggy stoner vibe that permeates most of the current A&C catalog, Cinematographer shows off a nerdier, bookish quality.
  5. The Most Serene Republic demonstrate plenty of talent in frustratingly short bursts on their debut.
  6. Although several of the tracks on Underwater Cinematographer lack a certain individuality, the remainder brim with creativity and the notion that there's something spectacular around the corner.
  7. [They] could have easily narrowed the selections from their debut into a three song EP, or possibly even a single. In nixing eight or more of the songs from Underwater Cinematographer, the band would've also cut down on all the annoying shouting, half-melodies, pompous song structures and garbled lyrics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7