Carrier

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  • Artist(s): Logan Kroeber, Meric Long
  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the indie San Francisco duo of Logan Kroeber and Meric Long was influenced by the sudden death of guitarist Christopher Reimer in February 2012.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
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  1. Aug 23, 2013
    90
    Carrier, finally, brings that emotional subtext to the front, and the result is a Dodos record that is thrillingly translucent and crushingly intimate, almost uncomfortably so. It’s love and loss, as straightforward as you please.
  2. 85
    Carrier is a joy and we have an album that’s up there with the most moving and stirring records of 2013.
  3. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    Carrier is a disarming reminder of the therapeutic power music can hold.
  4. Aug 29, 2013
    80
    Carrier doesn’t have anything to rekindle, and so you forget you’re listening to a Dodos album at all: it doesn’t feel warm, or involving, or fun. But it does feel special.
  5. Aug 28, 2013
    75
    It leaves you wanting more. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.96]
  6. Sep 5, 2013
    70
    Carrier ends up being a remarkably balanced meditation on joy and loss, as well as one of the more nuanced albums in Dodos' body of work.
  7. Aug 22, 2013
    60
    The sophistication suits the songs, which have a tragic seriousness without becoming a gloomy slog.

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  1. Sep 11, 2013
    9
    One of the best records of the year so far. Painfully beautiful, smart, and honest. This band has evolved into a nonconformity, no-nonsenseOne of the best records of the year so far. Painfully beautiful, smart, and honest. This band has evolved into a nonconformity, no-nonsense sound that, to say the least, shows some spine. Collapse
  2. Aug 31, 2013
    7
    This is the sound of a band who have grown up without becoming boring. The music is straight up indie, but the honesty that drives the lyricsThis is the sound of a band who have grown up without becoming boring. The music is straight up indie, but the honesty that drives the lyrics is unique and sets this album apart from anything this band has previously done, but also sets the bar much higher for their peers. Beautiful and refreshing. Expand