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05:51 AM on 05/04/11
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Steeeve Perry
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Great review, has me so stoked. However, I'm taking the No Devulcion approach and just waiting until that physical copy is in my hands. The suggestion they are taking some Pavement influence is hard to comprehend, but very exciting. I've only heard the title track thus far, and it blew me away.

I'm interested to hear which other albums you were referencing when you said it has been a great year for music already.
04:32 PM on 05/18/11
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Finally given this enough time to comment.
Simple Math is not a first listen album, you're right. Everything clicked on my third and it has continued to ascend in my view ever since. After the title track the record seems to peter out rather than explode like METN did, but the stretch of songs is still stronger than the end of METN, apart from The River.
I do feel their albums are a little top loaded but still can't stop myself listening all the way through.
06:08 PM on 05/30/11
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Pitchfork posted their review today if you're interested. As we thought, they dont praise the album as we do, but I think their assessment is fair. Plus, it's written my Ian - one their better, balanced writers.
I thought the Pitchfork review was fair but, despite the 'average' rating, it failed to focus on a couple of key elements, namely any key tracks (surely even the biggest naysayer must enjoy the title track).
One problem I have with the album is it lacks a final punch like The River, fading out rather than exiting with a bang. It seems as though the first half is mostly rock and the second half is slower and more indie sounding. The Pitchfork reviewer doesn't say which he likes more, or whether he feels it affects the flow.

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