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  • Summary: This is the second album for the Icelandic group which started as a solo project for Sindri Mar Sigfusson.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Right from the start with opener "Lion Face Boy", Seabear bring you in and captivate you for the entirety of We Built A Fire.
  2. We Built A Fire is an unassuming, quietly smouldering flash of brilliance to carry us from the deadened depths of whitest winter into the slanted and enchanted light of a spring well spent.
  3. Delicate folk rock is hardly thin on the ground, but rarely is it tackled with such mastery. [May 2010, p.125]
  4. Song construction isn’t quite as nifty and complex as, say, Grizzly Bear, but there are plenty of moments to keep you coming back for more.
  5. The band injects a welcome sense of joy and life into their previously hushed Iron And Wine-like sound. [Winter 2010, p.65]
  6. 60
    There are wildcard influences--"Fire Lies Down" references English folk, "Warm Blood" moves into prog--that suggests Seabear could movie in many different directions. [Apr 2010, p.98]
  7. With so many comparable releases bombarding listeners on a monthly basis, We Built a Fire will likely find itself quickly overlooked for more immediately memorable releases.

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  1. Alfonsoj
    Jun 17, 2010
    10
    Excellent.