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Alexander - Community Music
FILTER Grade: 68%

By Adam Conner-Simons on March 14, 2011



What does Edward Sharpe sound like without his Magnetic Zeros? Lonely and uninspired. Alexander Ebert’s mellow solo debut strikes occasional gold (well, bronze, really) but largely lacks the whimsical campfire energy of his hippie-rock outfit. Bouncy numbers like the Graceland-aping “In the Twilight” and the jaunty “Let’s Win!” recapture some of the Zeros’ charm, but listeners also have to slog through hook-less downers like “Old Friend” and the earsplitting “Glimpses.” Magnetic? Pffft, hardly.

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