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This review is from: Missiles (Audio CD)
The Dears were one of the few bands in the world that it was possible to be passionate about, but not any more. Missiles isn't a dreadful album, just very, very average. There are a few good tracks but even they don't rival most of the tracks from Gang of Losers & No Cities Left.
Where the Dears once sounded like expert songwriters, Missiles sounds unfinished, lazy and unsure of itself. The style, humour, romanticism and defiant optimism of their best work is gone. A real shame. Miserable and repetitive.