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Falling Off the Sky

Falling Off the Sky is an album by the dB's, released on June 12, 2012 on Bar/None Records. It is the first album of new material released by the band since 1987.[1]

Falling Off the Sky
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
GenreJangle pop
Length48:01
LabelBar/None
ProducerThe dB's
The dB's chronology
Paris Avenue
(1994)
Falling Off the Sky
(2012)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
The Boston Globe(favorable)[3]
The Guardian     [4]
Pitchfork(5.7/10)[5]
Robert Christgau(A−)[6]

Falling Off the Sky received generally favorable reviews from critics; according to review aggregator website Metacritic, it has a score of 73 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2] Among the most favorable reviews was one written by Robert Christgau, who gave the album an A−. In his review, Christgau described the lead track, "That Time Is Gone", as "as rousing as anything in their [Holsapple and Stamey's] book."[6] A more mixed review by Stephen Deusner stated that on the album, the dB's "don't redefine themselves as defiantly as they once did".[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."That Time Is Gone"Peter Holsapple3:32
2."Before We Were Born"Chris Stamey3:48
3."The Wonder of Love"Holsapple3:46
4."Write Back"Will Rigby3:40
5."Far Away and Long Ago"Stamey3:22
6."Send Me Something Real"Stamey4:45
7."World to Cry"Holsapple3:31
8."The Adventures of Albatross and Doggerel"Stamey4:54
9."I Didn't Mean to Say That"Holsapple3:01
10."Collide-oOo-Scope"Stamey5:20
11."She Won't Drive in the Rain Anymore"Holsapple, Kristian Bush5:12
12."Remember (Falling Off the Sky)"Stamey3:10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Falling Off the Sky Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Falling Off the Sky". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ Edgers, Geoff (11 June 2012). "The dB's, 'Falling off the Sky'". Boston Globe. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ Costa, Maddy (12 July 2012). "The dB's: Falling Off the Sky – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b Deusner, Stephen (20 June 2012). "Falling Off the Sky Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (2012). "Consumer Guide: The dB's". Retrieved 22 November 2014.