Velvet Changes - Dog Bite
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length pop release for Phil Jones as Dog Bite.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    70
    Even if not everything on Velvet Changes works, it shows that Jones can do pure pop as well as experiments--or a mix of both, as on "Holiday Man"--and the album ends up being more promising than uneven.
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    65
    The entire album is low-relief but texturally rich. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.98]
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    64
    The songs possess an entrancing power but lack a certain amount of dynamism, the kind of tonal shift or chord change that sets your hairs on end, which is the hallmark of great pop music.
  4. 60
    He may not be the most verbose artist, but the temperament of a reluctant romantic is a quality he shares with some great ones.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    60
    The murky results are sometimes frustrating. [Apr 2013, p.71]
  6. Mar 13, 2013
    46
    All Velvet Changes creates is a disquieting malaise that deflects any attempt to penetrate its billowy, monochromatic, meaningless contours.
  7. May 1, 2013
    40
    There’s a fine line between dreamy and sleepy, and too often, Dog Bite falls on the wrong side of that divide.