Winners Never Quit - Pedro The Lion
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  1. There's a tragic humanism in these songs that almost recalls "Dead Man Walking".... There's a rare depth beneath his subtle guitar and tired, textured voice, one that resonates beyond any little musical coterie.
  2. Virtually sparkles with pop craftsmanship-
  3. It's all very precious stuff, sounding like some of Sebadoh's best material. Kids who've eaten up the whole indie-rock thing thus far will go bananas over Pedro the Lion.
  4. An interesting album, spooky in spots, but other than the terrific "Slow and Steady," this one's a curiosity.
  5. Winners Never Quit plugs along on two gears-- the "ballad" and the "rocker." The ballads rely on obvious signifiers like acoustic guitars, brushed cymbals, and pianos. Moody!
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  1. AlexE.
    Oct 21, 2001
    This is the greatest CD in the world!
  2. ZackS
    Feb 8, 2008
    I wanted so badly to give it a 9 based on the title track, which is slow and somewhat sludgy, but damned if I don't just keep coming back to this one time and time again. It's by far my favorite, exploring themes of religion, murder, relationships, family, and salvation in the twisted, quixotic way that only Dave Bazan can. This and Control are just unbeatable for me. Expand
  3. ChristineV.
    Nov 13, 2001
    This CD makes me cry :'( in a good way :)
  4. rubenr
    Apr 10, 2003
    this album is fucking great
  5. Rob
    Oct 27, 2003
    this album is way underrated...i think it's on of the best albums of all time. it really makes you think. in more ways than one. Avoiding being caught doesn't mean yer conscience is clear.... Expand
  6. andy
    Nov 21, 2002
    great concept album, first couple of times I didn't get the story but now it's clear as a bell, a good record to slit your wrists to.
  7. LeroyBY
    Feb 3, 2004
    This album is very honest lyrically. It's very musically simple, but if you're an indie rock fan you may or may not like this CD. It is most definitly nit happy, but I personally strongly recommend the album. Listen to the lyrics and enjoy the mussic Expand

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