When The Deer Wore Blue Image
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  • Summary: Jeremy Lemos worked on the third album for the Denmark band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    This is no slavish style bite by Euro pretenders; it's a delectable refiguring.
  2. When The Deer peaks with a three-song suite--'Drunkard's Dream,' 'Half Awake, Half Aware,' and 'Angel Of The Bayou'--that maintains a low-burn intensity, stacking up drumrolls and deep twang while moving with a natural force.
  3. If you can get past all the arch pretension, When the Deer Wore Blue rewards you with plenty of tunes.
  4. It's more tripped-out and druggy, a looser version of the songwriting that gave Skeleton its immediate punch.
  5. Songs schizophrenically jump from A to X, from great to merely good, with scant warning or point.
  6. 60
    Scandinavian accents add to the sense of pop era unmoored from its time and place, and reconfigured into one coherent record with cool precision. [Feb 2008, p.78]
  7. Any promise it shows [early on], howeever, soon gives way to yet another album of baroque rock and Beach Boys harmonies that strives towards being some lost Brian Wilson opus. [Feb 2008, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JeffS.
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    This album's being unfairly trashed. It may be different than the last two Figurines albums, but its beautiful in its simplicity and still very very catchy. Det er en rigtig godt CD. Expand
  2. ThomasJ.
    Oct 16, 2007
    7
    Everything is made with great effort, the tracks can easely stand alone. It's good work, but compaired to their previous album Skeleton it lags the spontainious and catchy tunes. Expand