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 Deer Tick, Vol. 1

Deer Tick

Deer Tick, Vol. 1

One of two releases from the Rhode Island band led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, features 10 acoustic folk tracks

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Both volumes contain a very neat total of ten songs each, and confirm that Deer Tick have risen gracefully from humble beginnings to become one of the sharpest bands on the block. This is perhaps even their finest hour
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Sunshine still struggles to break through the band’s dark cloud, but leave it to Deer Tick to make a warm bed out of its doldrums
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The records aren't epic returns to form that beg to be lauded; rather, they feel like four guys remembering how much fun it is to make good music
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  4. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Reflective and rootsy, all folkish acoustic guitars, from the elegiac melancholy of "End Of The World" to the hushed vulnerability of "Rejection." Print edition only

  5. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The acoustic tracks of Vol. 1 plumb depths of more genuine rawness and feeling than the anodyne confessions of 2013’s Negativity
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  6. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    Always nuggets of gold in Deer Tick songs, which is more than enough reason to check out Vol. 1. However, it isn’t without its filler
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  7. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The discs both contain a more settled outlook from bandleader John McCauley than usual
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  8. 6.0 |   All Music

    Feels like a companion to Negativity, its best moments utilize healthy irony rather than mere self-confession and elevates it - in spite of its missteps - as a result
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Mellow, introspective and rootsy. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    The stronger of the records, a vivid look into the lives of empathetic characters, featuring surgically precise lyrics
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