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Q (6/93, p.123) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...1984's SWOON was one of the decade's great debuts, thanks to Paddy McAloon's ingenuity and lyrical flight which married the muso flourishes of Steely Dan to the beat-pop of Postcard Records with some added Motown-via-Newcastle cod-soul..."95.30089

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Q (6/93, p.123) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...1984's SWOON was one of the decade's great debuts, thanks to Paddy McAloon's ingenuity and lyrical flight which married the muso flourishes of Steely Dan to the beat-pop of Postcard Records with some added Motown-via-Newcastle cod-soul..."95.30089

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - "[The songs] were, like McQueen's acting, cool and nuanced yet tough and quietly tortured at the center."Spin (p.124) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "It wraps gossamer synths and ghostly background vocals around posh melodies that nod as much to Sondheim and Gershwin as to the rock canon."Q (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir work still stands up, especially STEVE MCQUEEN, the most succinct expression of McAloon's skills."Mojo (Publisher) (p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese songs are sweet postcards from the crepuscular fringes of romance, and sound as vibrant and as out of kilter as ever."66.71062

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Entertainment Weekly (2/16/01, p.99) - "...Clearly wowed by his own cleverness, [Paddy MacAloon] folded 10CC pop froth into an arty mix of blue-eyed soul and show-tune gestures to make something uniquely his own..." - Rating: BAlternative Press (4/01, p.83) - 5 out of 5 - "...Ambitious, dynamic melodies and well-crafted lyrics. The arrangements range from lush to rockin' and hold-up remarkably to this day..."57.18053

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Uncut (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their debut's bookend tracks -- 'When I Wake', an exuberant new wave gem, and the mellower 'When I Sleep' -- recall fellow Kitchenware veterans Prefab Sprout..."0.8303275

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Entertainment Weekly (5/20/94, p.63) - This British eccentric unabashedky embraces American soul that has more in common with Curtis Mayfield than with metal, and that contrasts with his equally cynical take on contemporary American life..." - Rating: BQ (3/95, p.96) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[FEARLESS] is a whole palette of subtler styles from Prefab Sprout to XTC and some cleverly constructed songs which don't stray too far from their emotional blues-rock roots..."0.6919396

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Rolling Stone (5/24/01, p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A strong collection of Wilco-like ballads and pop-ish midtempo musings on love, loss and life lessons....a nice farewell from a band that was at the forefront of today's alt-country scene..."Spin (6/01, p.152) - 8 out of 10 - "...A great Saturday-morning record. Its woozy fiddles, grainy acoustic-electric guitars, and pop-strong harmonies give you the courage to face the day armed with roots-rock fortune cookery..."Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, pp.80-1) - "...Raspy, elegant, sleepy...Strings, horns, and even a stray loop, up the lonesome ante....They exited with a gem..." - Rating: B+Q (7/01, p.125) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Songs that breathe the same rarefied air as Ryan Adams solo material....bringing to mind such disparate references as The Band, Cole Porter, and even a Deep South take on the breezy Prefab Sprout. Underpinning everything is [his] honey-and-smoke voice..."CMJ (5/14/01, p.4) - "...Offers insight into the artistoc progression of Adams and violinist/vocalist Caitlin Cary...Unyielding in its variety, from AM-radio/late Fleetwood Mac...to smooth, Martin Denny castanets and classic Hollywood symphonies..."No Depression (5-6/01, pp.122-3) - "...A masterfully assembled and brilliantly played collection of songs that jumps genres gleefully..."0.3459698

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Bejar's lyrics are sad-poet spirals, glancing off politics, sex, drugs and music, and packed with perfect New Wave laments..."Rolling Stone (p.74) - Ranked #42 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "Long-running indie sage Dan Bejar makes his grand 1980s yacht-rock statement."Spin (p.70) - "Bejar writes dreamy tone poems, obsessively repeating phrases until they become unlikely mantras."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "[I]ts shimmering synths and moody soft rock would be the perfect soundtrack to a romantic urban noir." -- Grade: A-Alternative Press (p.87) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Frontman Dan Bejar has never hesitated to wink at his listeners lyrically, but KAPUTT expresses equal slyness via gratuitous saxophone and trumpet solos."CMJ - "[R]ichly complex....The kitsch in the egg-shaker beats, each smooth-jazz horn flourish -- it's all pageantry."Billboard (p.28) - "KAPUTT continues Bejar's winning streak and is an early contender for indie-rock album of the year."Paste (magazine) - "These songs find inspiration in a musical moment decades in the past, when noir lite jazz offered the world processed drums, sculpted synths, fretless bass, gauche backing vocals, and smooth sax, all set to languid tempos and deceptively laidback songwriting."Uncut (magazine) (p.32) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] highly manicured homages to the brainier end of '80s New Pop: Scritti, Talk Talk, Prefab Sprout et al."0.3459698

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Bejar's lyrics are sad-poet spirals, glancing off politics, sex, drugs and music, and packed with perfect New Wave laments..."Rolling Stone (p.74) - Ranked #42 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "Long-running indie sage Dan Bejar makes his grand 1980s yacht-rock statement."Spin (p.70) - "Bejar writes dreamy tone poems, obsessively repeating phrases until they become unlikely mantras."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "[I]ts shimmering synths and moody soft rock would be the perfect soundtrack to a romantic urban noir." -- Grade: A-Alternative Press (p.87) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Frontman Dan Bejar has never hesitated to wink at his listeners lyrically, but KAPUTT expresses equal slyness via gratuitous saxophone and trumpet solos."CMJ - "[R]ichly complex....The kitsch in the egg-shaker beats, each smooth-jazz horn flourish -- it's all pageantry."Billboard (p.28) - "KAPUTT continues Bejar's winning streak and is an early contender for indie-rock album of the year."Paste (magazine) - "These songs find inspiration in a musical moment decades in the past, when noir lite jazz offered the world processed drums, sculpted synths, fretless bass, gauche backing vocals, and smooth sax, all set to languid tempos and deceptively laidback songwriting."Uncut (magazine) (p.32) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] highly manicured homages to the brainier end of '80s New Pop: Scritti, Talk Talk, Prefab Sprout et al."0.3459698

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