Without Feathers - The Stills
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  • Summary: This long-overdue second album finds the Montreal band shedding its dark, Joy Division-influenced sound for one that more closely resembles classic rock.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. The result is the work of an effectively new band--and a much better one. [12 May 2006, p.83]
  2. 80
    While [Hamelin's] lyrics are less likely to be mistaken for emo (good), they're also less evocative (bad). [#20, p.102]
  3. 80
    Intriguing. [Jul 2007, p.116]
  4. Feathers seems less a continuation of Logic than a valuable complement, cheerful and heartfelt as the latter was somber and stylized.
  5. By abandoning the gloom and doom and embracing quirky power-pop, the Stills seem to have morphed into a less minimalist Spoon, and your replay mileage may vary based on how strongly you liked what they were doing before.
  6. It wouldn’t be so bad if The Stills didn’t kill the majority of the newly minted loose-limbed percussion and flighty major key romps ("The Mountain")--with drivel choruses and intermediate tricks (flooding the speakers with a porridge of every conceivable instrument).
  7. Where melody, mood, and technique dominated Logic, Without Feathers sinks into a tuneless no man’s land.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16

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