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  • Summary: The debut full-length release from Nashville-based Daniel Pujol was produced by Jeremy Ferguson.
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  1. Jul 26, 2012
    90
    Standouts are so effortlessly and relentlessly infectious that it's impossible to think that Pujol didn't spend long nights spinning and internalizing Fleetwood Mac and Kinks LPs. [#88, p.59]
  2. 80
    Pujol takes the advice of their own lyrics, though, and finds opportunities within this set framework to be creative.
  3. Jul 26, 2012
    80
    Pujol really shines when he pulls out his protest signs and shares his shrewd, but never cynical, take on modern society.
  4. Jul 26, 2012
    80
    While there's definitely some anger here, Pujol seems to make equal use of pure adolescent joy, and you soon realize that his nerdier tendencies are what holds all of this together.
  5. Jul 26, 2012
    70
    There's a true songwriter's ear buried beneath all the fist-pumping, and it relies on a well-honed melodic sensibility that borrows on classic power-pop tropes but introduces impressive key and tempo shifts.
  6. Jul 26, 2012
    60
    Being lacks enough urgency to sustain nearly 38 full-throttle minutes and becomes an analogy for the unvarying capitalization on its record sleeve.
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