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Caroline
Can you tell me why you left me Standing in the parking structure Caroline, I was the almost Perfect boyfriend ever for you And you even said that to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. Mojo
    Oct 25, 2017
    80
    [The Long-Awaited Album exudes] humour on such tracks as Caroline and Strangest Christmas Yet. Martin also offers a touch of romance with All Night Long and delivers a chunk of heads-down speedgrass with instrumental Office supplies. [Dec 2017, p.87]
  2. Oct 25, 2017
    70
    Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers specialize in good cheer, and while that means they can sometimes overplay their hand here--"Strangest Christmas Yet" sticks out like a sore thumb, each punch line landing with a thud--their act is ingratiating and so is The Long-Awaited Album.
  3. Uncut
    Oct 25, 2017
    70
    "Nights In The Lab" finds scientist Martin pining for a white-coated colleague, one of many tracks that would have fitted just as neatly into his famed '70s stand-up shows as it does a highfalutin hoedown at the Grand Ole Opry. [Nov 2017, p.32]
  4. Q Magazine
    Oct 25, 2017
    60
    Dillards-quality instrumentals such as Office Supplies keep the whole album zinging along. [Dec 2017, p.106]
  5. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    The Peter Asher-produced album is glossily listenable even if you have no knowledge of the star name fronting the band. Whether it deserves the level of coverage it will receive is another conversation.