Widow City - The Fiery Furnaces
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  • Summary: Thrill Jockey releases the New York duo's sixth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. A gas, a blast. [12 Oct 2007, p.75]
  2. 80
    Widow City goes on for a while--maybe too long. But it's quite a trip [Oct 2007, p.106]
  3. It’s a decided step forward, more confident and comfortable than they’ve ever sounded, and with (as always) a few unfortunate exceptions, an incredibly strong collection of songs. [Fall 2007, p.73]
  4. It all sounds cleaner and more accessible than anything they've done in the past, but that might actually be part of the problem.
  5. Widow City covers so much territory so quickly that it can actually give you jetlag, and its geographical diversity is mirrored by its hallucinatory, irreconcilable lyrics.
  6. Widow City is wordy, nerdy, and throws in everything but the hurdy-gurdy.
  7. The remainder of the 16-song, hourlong question mark is emphatic spoken word hurled over a sound check--pretentious, superfluous, and ultimately unlistenable.

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