We All Belong - Dr. Dog
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Philadelphia band was recorded on a 24-track tape.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
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  1. Like pals My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog blend ''classic rock'' elements into woozy, idiosyncratic songs all their own.
  2. We All Belong is phenomenally consistent.
  3. We All Belong is a little bit cleaner and dressed a little bit nicer than "Easy Beat," but the rustic appeal of the music still comes through loud and clear.
  4. While the most fitting genre to place Dr. Dog’s latest, We All Belong , in may be Indie-Pop, the 12 songs that make it up don’t sound a whole lot like The Shins or Death Cab for Cutie. We All Belong instead sounds like an album that was buried in Brian Wilson’s backyard for 40 or so years.
  5. Even when a sense of agitation seeps in, as on 'Die, Die, Die,' We All Belong sounds truly inviting. Dig it.
  6. Hold it by its edges and the experience of this album suffers––the rocky center is where we find personal truths writ well.
  7. Those vocal harmonies are used to good effect in the blue-eyed-soul tune 'Alaska.' But 'Die Die Die,' a slow and raggedy piece of psychedelia complete with funereal organ but thrown askew by out-of-place handclaps, is far too taken in by its own gloom.

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