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  • Summary: This is the sixth full-length release for the Philadelphia rock band led by Adam Weiner, who also produced the album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Oct 13, 2020
    90
    Taken as a whole, Private Lives is the richest rock & roll Low Cut Connie have made to date and it's married to Weiner's most emotionally resonant set of songs, a combination that's both potent and moving.
  2. Oct 13, 2020
    90
    Private Lives is a killer. ... Although he utilized the studio instead of on-stage performances, it has the feel of a live record. Every song seems to want to break out from the constraints of the workshop in a positive way. This keeps the vibe taut and suggests the promise of liberation.
  3. 70
    The affecting, rugged, yet at times surprisingly sensitive Private Lives, the act’s most accomplished and immediate release yet.
  4. Oct 13, 2020
    70
    The record’s only failing is Weiner’s instinct for maximalism. Many of Private Lives’ 17 tracks are one- or two-minute segues that don’t sound so much like intervals as undercooked songs; it’s like songs that Low Cut Connie could have developed but just felt they had to release to fill two albums. But these are easily skippable, and there’s enough top-shelf Connie here that a few speed bumps don’t slow it down too much.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 16, 2020
    70
    It's lo-fi ambience sometimes sound submerged, suiting a report from deep in life's wreckage. [Dec 2020, p.35]
  6. 70
    It's this latter sense of indefatigable positivity that shines through, a sense of togetherness engendered by a celebration of classic, no-nonsense rock'n'roll. [Nov 2020, p.83]
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  1. Oct 18, 2020
    5
    Oh man I've been holding my breath for this one, and then, the cover art just took it away. I knew what to expect from the new Connie. TheOh man I've been holding my breath for this one, and then, the cover art just took it away. I knew what to expect from the new Connie. The plastification of his early work, to go mainstream. In other words he sold his soul, for cheap. Good bye.



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