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A hearty recommendation as well for fans of bands like The Posies, who seem very similar to my ears.
Though his lyrics are lachrymose and morbid, they are so admittedly ("this fascination with the moribund"), and there's a great sense of fun in that.
This album will be one that I will be going back to for a long time and I really hope people start picking up on this band.
This is a great album. These are expertly crafted songs in a power pop vein. The hooks are so, so sweet! Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by Scott B. Saul
"The World Won't End" is a good album, but not great. It doesn't seem to have enough pizazze to go beyond the "4" rating, despite all that's going for it. It's also a bit uneven. Read morePublished on January 5, 2006 by C. Cross
I can't remember how I first ran across The Pernice Brothers exactly, but I remember hearing "She Heightened Everything" and immediately asking who it was doing the singing, and... Read morePublished on August 8, 2004 by M. Alberts
This album is a grower. In these times of instant gratification, you may miss what Joe is creating. Solid lyrics run up against fantastic muscianship wonderfully produced. Read morePublished on May 27, 2003 by George a Pletz
Although this wasn't the best record of 2001, if you really do think about not many people can name a record that is more consistent from beginning to end. Read morePublished on May 21, 2003 by doug
Not bad, but not particularly amazing either.The songs don't really distinguish themselves from each other, and Pernice's voice is way too mannered.Published on July 31, 2002 by Jess
This is a meticulously arranged and recorded, consistently strong collection of tuneful pop songs. Almost all of these songs deserve repeated listenings. Read morePublished on April 30, 2002 by D. Sippel
So you think you know all the pretty music/depressing lyrics bands? Well, let me tell you, Belle & Sebastian have nothing on Pernice. Read morePublished on March 25, 2002
lovely melodies, dense beautiful arrangements - NO HOOKS. is it a failure of nerve or can he not write them or sing them or would it be pandering to have big, fat delicious... Read morePublished on February 6, 2002