Album Review of Albatross by The Standard.

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Albatross by The Standard

Release Date: Oct 4, 2005
Record label: Yep Roc
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Portland's Standard have honed their shifty indie rock with each consecutive release. Tense, prickly, and gorgeous, 2004's Wire Post to Wire was their best yet. Albatross is hard to get a handle on at first -- and might not ultimately reach the heights of Wire -- but its unpredictably heady mix of warmth and anxiousness still rewards the patient or the curious.

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