Album Review of Spells by The Comas.

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Spells by The Comas

Release Date: Apr 17, 2007
Record label: Vagrant
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Spells - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

After a move to Vagrant in 2005, the Comas set about working on their fourth release, going up to an old mansion in the Catskills with producer Bill Racine to record. What resulted, Spells, certainly bears signs of Racine -- who's also done stuff with the Flaming Lips and Rogue Wave -- on the whole a much poppier album than what the band has done before. Certainly, the slower, darker motifs found on Conductor are still present, like in "Light the Pad" or "After the Afterglow," but there's also a turn here toward the more upbeat, the more lighthearted, like in the Breeders-meets-the Muffs single "Red Microphone" or the driving "New Wolf.

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