You Can Have What You Want


Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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
  2. Mojo
    His third album, with its surprisingly upbeat title, makes good on the escalating promise of his previous releases. [May 2009, p.110]
  3. Uncut
    This is much more than the sum of its parts, and a richly rewarding listen. [May 2009, p.95]
  4. It isn't new indie-rock territory, and spring is certainly an odd time to release such a puzzling (and puzzled) record, but I couldn't stop listening to it.
  5. If these songs are low-voltage wires that hum, buzz, whir, purr but rarely jolt, they yield just enough electricity to light the way forward.
  6. 70
    You Can Have What You Want floats dusty folk-rock melodies in thick echo, giving the vocals an otherworldly cast.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Under The Radar
    You Can Have What You Want demands the listener's utmost patience and attention before giving up its hidden treasures, but it is well worth the effort. [Spring 2009, p.67]

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