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The New Year
The End is Near (Touch and Go Records)

By: Alex Steininger

Sluggish, same-song indie-rock that is as mundane as it comes, The New Year's The End is Near is soaked in indie coolness, a lack of melody, humdrum song paces, one after another, and simple, flimsy beats. Yet, with a lethargic voice behind the mic, and dark textures layered one on top of another, and you've got the recipe for success in the indie rock world. Too bad The End Is Near is just too bland and too usual to capitalize on its potential hype and be a true thriller. I'll give it a C-.
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