Review : JON AUER - Songs From The Year Of Our Demise
PopmattersThough you wouldn’t know it by the jangly melodies and gorgeous harmonies, a wry fatalism pervades the songbook of the Posies; examples are abundant, but I’d suggest any given track off 1997’s Amazing Disgrace, one of the most unfairly overlooked major-label albums of the 1990s, which shifts from blissful to blistering the instant you pay attention to the lyrics beneath the pretty sounds....full text
All Music GuideOn his first full-length solo release, Posies frontman Jon Auer delivers more of the melodic, heartfelt pop that longtime fans have come to expect. Harking back to the pristine and deliberate Baroque pop of the Posies' Dear 23 with a bit of Frosting on the Beater's epic rock thrown in for good measure, Songs from the Year of Our Demise is a deeply thoughtful and obviously personal album....full text
Harp MagazineThe self-produced, largely self-performed Songs From the Year of Our Demise may have taken five years for Jon Auer to complete, but the fruits of his labors are fulsome. Better even than his contributions to last year’s Posies and Big Star albums....full text
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