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Don't Take This For Face Value

If you listen to this album and take it for its face value you might miss out. What I mean is it has a very minimalist approach. Sit and listen to each track one by one and read the words to each song as it plays and it is actually a very profound album. One of the best I've heard in a long time. I remember listening to this album when I was younger and liking the catchy melodies to many songs. But when I give it another listen and analyze I realize how underrated this album is. Seriously worth the money. Buy it.


Formed: 2003 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Brooklyn by way of Boston indie rock quartet Bishop Allen formed in 2003 around core members Justin Rice and Christian Rudder. The group (the two longtime friends are joined by a rotating cast of musicians) takes its name from Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge, MA, the street where Rice and Rudder used to reside. Bishop Allen released the largely self-recorded Charm School in 2003 and were quiet on the recordings front until 2006, when they released an EP each month. The records were sold on their...
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