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Somewhat disappointed that it's nearly interchangeable with 'Sorry', but it certainly succeeds in further cementing their sound while applying some semi-polish. Not to mention, that this time 'round, the blistering & melodic 10-song ~20-minute attack ends with "In Your Home" - probably reason enough that my complaint doesn't matter.
Their folly is our treasure, slightly scattershot as it may be.
Share What Ya Got
Total light-hearted naivetes if you ask me, what with all their bike rides and disdain for modernity. But they've also got charm, sincerity, vitality, and smarts; qualities which shine through effortlessly even on the rough stuff. Particularly Relatable Lyric - "It's been a bad day / Just listened to Jawbreaker, wondered what's wrong with me".
"Fantasy", "Always Be My Baby" - pure, un-fuck-with-able pop/r&b fun, always a pleasure. "Forever" - slow-danced to it in 6th grade. A sizable chunk of the remainder - ballads with varying results, some overindulging and others taking a more subtle (hence, more tolerable) approach. The 'sweet dub mix' interlude is a nice touch tossed in for those nearing the end. Oh, can't forget the Journey cover - instant skip.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death
Maybe the winner for "Most Proficient Double Album", nearly all of its 24 tracks offer up something exceptional. Not as eager and debut-magical as 'Ready to Die' but twice as confident and all-encompassing.
Camper Van Beethoven
Key Lime Pie
July 10 11:06 PM
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