From start to finish, Information Retrieved sounds confident and deliberate, a consummate release from two deft musicians who’ve made every note count.
Information Retrieved achieves an interesting balance between showcasing Pinback’s unique take on classic indie rock and offering something that’s immediately familiar, something with the air of an old acquaintance
For an album of such wide-open sounds and ideas, Information Retrieved has a true knack for living in, and succeeding on, the smallest of details.
There's something inherently nostalgic about Information Retrieved delivering exactly what you'd expect.
There’s a perversity to Information’s lack of dynamic that leaves it feeling not only flat, but maddeningly so.
Even the most ardent of fans may find themselves somewhat irked to be given essentially the same album, from the same band for the fourth time.
Every listen to Pinback’s latest record is so forgettable due to its insistence on treading familiar ground track after track that you may as well have never heard it at all.
I am sort of on the fence with this album. On one hand I applaud the cohesiveness in sound from song to song. But on the other, no matter how many times I listen I am having a bit of trouble differentiating one song from the next. For now I have decided not to try and force anything and just let the album fall on whichever side it may fall.