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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the indie folk band led by Andy Cabic was produced by Thom Monahan.
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  • Record Label: Easy Sound
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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How I'm lucky to call you mine Oh I don't forget If I'm quiet I'm only thinking of Just how good it gets I think we're on our way Finally out to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mar 23, 2015
    90
    Complete Strangers is one of those collections where over the course of several listens each song enjoys time as being considered the highpoint of the album only for another track to supplant it soon after. Whisper it, but Vetiver may have just made one of the albums of the year.
  2. Uncut
    Mar 30, 2015
    80
    The record is as intimate and low-key as an evening home with friends. [May 2015, p.84]
  3. 80
    It’s nuanced, subtle and magnetically beautiful.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 6, 2015
    60
    Time Flies is a similarly lovely creation, but with this surface gloss also comes a lack of depth and a slight cheesiness to the whole affair. [Aug 2015, p.94]
  5. Jul 29, 2015
    60
    The lyrics ring true enough, but not forcefully enough to really resonate with any depth.
  6. 60
    Although an improvement on 2011’s The Errant Charm, this finds Vetiver mainman Andy Cabic struggling to impose greater definition on his sun-bleached West Coast throwback style.
  7. Mar 23, 2015
    49
    After six albums, Cabic has yet to build a discernible and discrete identity for this band. It remains the ongoing also-ran from a loose freak-folk confederation that’s splintered in a dozen surprising ways.

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