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  • Summary: The third album for the indie-pop band led by Jason Quever.
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  1. 80
    His third album, with its surprisingly upbeat title, makes good on the escalating promise of his previous releases. [May 2009, p.110]
  2. You Can Have What You Want falls a little short of the last record, Can't Go Back, just because it isn't as jaunty or light-hearted, but it is still an impressive work that should go a ways in providing some proof that the band has more depth and power than one might have thought if they just stuck to the surface
  3. 80
    This is much more than the sum of its parts, and a richly rewarding listen. [May 2009, p.95]
  4. The album’s less immediate than Can’t Go Back, and this is actually one of the things that makes it, in the end, probably more lastingly entertaining.
  5. The point really, as it is with all of You Can Have What You Want, is that regardless of what era Papercuts are paying (unintentional) homage to, they always sound relevant and never out of step.
  6. You Can Have What You Want is an insular recording, but it invites us even as it turns a shoulder toward us. And that insecurity is what makes it compelling.
  7. The album's somnolence isn't as much atmospheric as it is stultifying. The production is so thick that the songs that do work.

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