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Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You... by Wakey!Wakey!

Wakey!Wakey!

Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You...

Release Date: Feb 2, 2010

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Family

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Album Review: Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said The Last Time I Saw You... by Wakey!Wakey!

Average, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 50
Based on rating 5/10

The influences on Wakey!Wakey!’s first album are widespread, encompassing everything from U2 (whose ringing guitars are evoked by the lead-off track, “Almost Everything”) to Maroon 5 (the likely source of the pop-funk anchoring “The Oh Song”) to the band's true bread and butter: classic singer/songwriter pop. It’s a broad range of genres, held together by the album's quirky arrangements -- a tuba here, a female choir there -- and Michael Grubbs’ affable vocals. He’s a musical theater veteran, one who traveled with touring productions of Camelot and Brigadoon before shifting his focus to pop music, and his baritone sounds pleasant and surprisingly understated on record.

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PopMatters - 50
Based on rating 5/10

Sometimes you just have to hear an album because it has a great title. Wakey!Wakey!‘s album Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You… is one of those albums. That title has just the right amount of regret and pathos to be intriguing and utterly human; there is nobody on this earth who hasn’t had a list of things they should have said at one point.

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