World Waits - Jeremy Enigk
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  • Summary: 'World' is the first solo album in a decade for the Sunny Day Real Estate and Fire Theft frontman.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 91
    An instant classic for lovers of sentimental quality. [#22, p.96]
  2. While World may be missing the top-hatted theatrics of today's Billboard prancers, Enigk's quiet talent--and pedigree--earns him a closer listen. [27 Oct 2006, p.73]
  3. For the most part, the album eschews the elaborate orchestration that defined his solo debut in lieu of atmospheric--and expansive--rock songs. [Nov 2006, p.186]
  4. World Waits creates some startlingly effective moods that allow plenty of elbow room for Enigk’s versatile voice to fill the spaces, as well as for the songs’ careful construction to unfold naturally.
  5. Enigk's refusal to confine his work to the ghetto of Contemporary Christian Rock gives it a universal appeal, one that showcases not only his throat-lump-inducing vocal gift but also the messages woven into the songs. [Oct 2006, p.78]
  6. 60
    The songs here may be marginally less interesting than his best, but it's comforting to know that he can ratchet down the passion without losing it entirely. [Nov 2006, p.98]
  7. Listening to World Waits, you get the feeling that it would be a more enjoyable record if Enigk didn't execute every single note with such immense, ridiculous fervor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2