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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings
41 Ratings
musicforair ,

Meet Your Ears

As a general rule (who follows those anyway), I try to never approach a record with too much expectation for fear of being let down. However, when it comes to The Paper Raincoat, it's impossible to play by the rules. I had high hopes for this album, and they delivered, with an experience beyond my wildest expectations.

Rough Cut is one of my favorite songs of all time, and it's stunning when performed live by only Amber, so I didn't think it could be beaten. I thought wrong. Alex and Amber crafted a beautiful new way to present Rough Cut, and I ended up falling in love all over again. If I had to choose, and believe me, it's hard...Rewind and It All Depends are two of my other favorites. Okay, and Safe In The Sound. And Brooklyn Blurs. And January. The entire collection of songs is absolutely breathtaking.

So go ahead. Buy the album, shut yourself away in a cozy spot filled with sunlight or nightlights or something in between, and experience the fantastical world of The Paper Raincoat. You won't regret it :)

This is quality music, people. Full of love and delicacy and creativity. Your ears deserve the gift.

HadarP ,

Awesome CD

We've seen The Paper Raincoat perform live 3 times, and each time was absolutely incredible. While a studio CD is typically much higher quality than a live performance, it oftens misses the magic that a great band produces on stage.

This CD captures the magic, without the distraction of a live performance. This is likely due to the fact that The Paper Raincoat produced the CD, and wouldn't have let it out the door until it met their standards.

I highly recommend this CD. Check out their MySpace page if you need a taste first, or just take my advice. ;-)

salcorn ,

I don't know where to start

If ever there was a perfect album, this is it. Catchy, complex and meaningful, with great orchestrations and production values, it's an album that seems to match my mood whatever my mood may be. My favorite song — and that's a tough call — is probably Brooklyn Blurs, when it drops into a few bars of "Lucy in the Sky" with these lyrics: Picture yourself riding under the freeway / It's 3 in the morning in the sodium sky / Don't be alarmed, it's only a feeling / No one can see us tonight. If you like complex, thought-provoking, tuneful music, buy this album.

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