Summerlong

Rose City Band - Summerlong
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #7 / 799
User Score
Based on 140 ratings
2020 Ratings: #449
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Observer
One-man band Ripley Johnson casts an unashamedly sunny eight-song spell.
100
Mojo

Within its quintessential 40-minute-album parameters, Summerlong inexorably sucks the listener into its groove.

90
Uncut
There's not a weak moment to be found.
80
Exclaim!

While the minimalism of 2019's Rose City Band was a little more straightforward, Summerlong dares to wander, unravelling melodic possibilities like a slow-blowing breeze.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald

While it may be strange to hear Johnson’s instantly recognisable guitar tones in this new context, Summerlong is a delightful success.

80
AllMusic

No longer masked by layers of texture, Summerlong allows Johnson to showcase his gifts for songwriting and psychedelic wandering in equal measure.

Doofy
72
Quote: ''Within its quintessential 40-minute-album parameters, Summerlong inexorably SUCKS'

Mojo pulling no punches in their review.
Melancoholic
40
Weak.
dearsongs
75
A guy who's been doing psych rock the for more than a decade with Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo puts out his high country album. Honestly, the grooves cook. Just enough twang.
tha138
68
Ripley Johnson, disguised as Rose City Band, filled his suitcases with some vibrant, country rock tunes, threw in a little of psychedelic freeness and rushed to the open air to enjoy the summerlong, wishing to transmit his good mood to us.
peachyibby
95
A vibe I’ve been searching for.
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Year End Lists

#22/Drift
#34/Uncut
#35/MOJO
#37/Piccadilly Records
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Track List

  1. Only Lonely
  2. Empty Bottles
  3. Real Long Gone
  4. Floating Out
  5. Morning Light
  6. Reno Shuffle
  7. Wee Hours >
  8. Wildflowers
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Added on: March 4, 2020