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Kill The Lights

Tony Molina

Kill The Lights

Third album from the San Francisco Bay Area power pop singer-songwriter

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  1. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    He is seemingly unbound by verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus conventions, and yet his mini-masterpieces always feel complete
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  2. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    It may seem like slim pickings, but taking into account how fully-formed the songs on Kill the Lights are, there's a good reason why his patience when it comes to releasing new material can make such an integral impact to his songwriting decisions
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    It may lack some of the bite of his best work with his previous project Ovens and his early solo releases, but it's nice to follow his career as he grows and experiments (gently) with new sounds and a new-ish approach, while still delivering songs that are super-hooky and flat-out nice to listen to
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    He makes the arduous process of self-editing sound simple; with no fat or frills, the melodies shine through in gorgeous fashion
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  5. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The master of the micro-song goes power pop on an ambitious release whose songs slide along the spectrum from sadness to madness, capturing Molina’s grief over a lost love
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  6. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    He is no way an impostor, but instead an innovator for a long forgotten genre, and Molina has the chops to prove it
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  7. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Pretty, relatable and doesn’t have time to overstay its welcome
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  8. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Songs that whiz past without leaving the slightest of impressions
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