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Elephant Shell

Author: Robert Christgau
06/12/2008 | MSN 'Consumer Guide' | | Album Review
Never again is nostalgia as immanent as in your early twenties, when you're just old enough to feel you're no longer, as you see it, young -- not a child anymore, not even a teenager. In the first full-length by this Toronto band most would still call young, David Monks' falling melodies and blurred lyrical memories capture this poignancy in 11 songs that wedge perturbed postpunk guitar and keyboard into punky two-and-a-half-minute songs. Very minor, rather lovely and it rocks.

Grade: A-
Elephant Shell

Elephant Shell

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