Grinning Streak

Album Review of Grinning Streak by Barenaked Ladies.

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Grinning Streak

Barenaked Ladies

Grinning Streak by Barenaked Ladies

Release Date: Jun 4, 2013
Record label: Vanguard
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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Grinning Streak - Average, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

The Barenaked Ladies' 11th studio album, 2013's Grinning Streak, finds the band sticking with the polished, mature sound they delved into on 2010's All in Good Time. The second album the band has released since splitting with lead singer/songwriter Steven Page in 2009, Grinning Streak is also the band's first for Vanguard. Once again, longtime singer/songwriter Ed Robertson takes most of the spotlight here, with keyboardist Kevin Hearn getting one self-penned turn at the mike.

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PopMatters - 40
Based on rating 4/10
40

Over the past 25 years, the Barenaked Ladies have experienced being an overnight sensation in Canada as well as mainstream popularity in the United States and around the world. They’ve also experienced the inevitable passing of that popularity, keyboardist Kevin Hearn’s diagnosis and recovery from leukemia, co-frontman Ed Robertson’s plane crash (he and three others walked away unhurt), and the departure of the band’s other co-frontman, Steven Page, in 2009. It’s been an eventful career for Barenaked Ladies, and 2010’s All in Good Time found the band engaged and trying new things in the wake of Page’s desertion.

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