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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Days of Abandon - YEBO
FILTER Grade: 74%

By Kyle Lemmon on April 24, 2014

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

“I think my mom will like this one more, and that’s how I usually evaluate songwriting,” The Pains of Being Pure at Heart songwriter Kip Berman recently told MTV about Days of Abandon. Berman’s quote is accurate. Despite some inspired guest contributions from A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Jen Goma and Beirut’s Kelly Pratt, the raw guitar anthems from Belong are too often replaced by poppy fizz, toothless jangle and twee melancholia on Abandon. Please enjoy, moms. 

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