Proper.   The Great American Novel
3.7
great
Release Date: 2022
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4.0 excellentthis space for rent | March 25th 22

I admit that I did not think this band was capable rof writing a song as incredible as McConnell. That's rnot really a drag though since I didn't know a song rlike that could exist. The Great American Novel is ra significant evolution in Proper.'s sound.

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3.0 goodXSebbyMcMuffinX | November 24th 22

So I will admit I'm not a huge emo fan. I don't dislike it, but it's not my first choice. From there, I'll say that I am inclined to agree with the viewpoints displayed across this album. That said, I can't help but feel like this album is a prime example of why someone would say "leave politics out of music." I think personal experiences relating to politics is very important for art... But I think the way they deliver it here undermines the message a little bit. There're a few too many lines that make me think "wait, why do you want me to care about that so much?" Which is weird among topics that do provide valuable assessments. Musically, this thing isn't bad, but it's not airtight. I thought the best parts were when other genres are crossing over. Unfortunately, a few overly familiar parts do rear their heads, and ultimately, this doesn't make me feel as emotional as it could. It gets very close a few times, but the other conjoining aspects feeling just short of the mark kind of drags the whole thing back. Kind of tired of it by the end. Still, certainly a good album, if only it could come off as more convincing or inviting by nailing the relevance of context more to outsiders.

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3.5 greatErwann S. CONTRIBUTOR | May 24th 22

As lyrically introspective as it is musically biting, The Great American Novel boasts its black and queer character with punky music that goes from the fragility of emo to the rawness of post-hardcore. It's gripping, but the music - while definitely great - didn't make as much of an impact as the lyrical matter. 3.5

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