Bring It Back

Album Review of Bring It Back by Mates of State.

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Bring It Back

Mates of State

Bring It Back by Mates of State

Release Date: Mar 21, 2006
Record label: Barsuk
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

90 Music Critic Score
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Bring It Back - Excellent, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 90
Based on rating 9/10

Bring It Back is Mates of State's fourth album and their first for new label Barsuk. Usually by the time of a band's fourth album they start to sound like the last half of their new label's name. That's not the case here, not by a long shot. The duo of Kori Gardner (various keyboards/vocals) and Jason Hammel (drums/vocals) have actually improved, and the album sports stronger songs, a fuller sound, more emotional weight, and an exuberant soul that spills out of the speakers like milk and cake at a kid's birthday party.

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