The Word On... Fountains of Wayne, Sky full of holes
Friday 05 August 2011
"Definitely a quaint, understated effort that embraces a one-dimensional form of songwriting with commanding force. Habitually, artists are reprimanded for coming off as too comfortable when they're at ease in their own skin. Taking off that first impression, that so-called simplicity also represents a giant songwriting leap for a band that was about to hit a creative brick wall." noripcord.com
"By and large, as wry and idiosyncratic as their songs have ever been. It's the lack of punch in the arrangements of those songs, particularly in the latter half of the album, that is the most noticeable change in the band's style, and it isn't necessarily a good one." slantmagazine.com
"While the stories can get drawn out at times, there is still enough here to sustain a solid listen. Well worth the wait, gents." consequenceofsound.net
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