Summerlong

Rose City Band - Summerlong
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #5 / 472
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2020 Ratings: #251
Liked by 2 people
May 15, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thrill Jockey / Label
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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.

dearsongs
75
I might like this more if every song wasn't so jammed out, but honestly its still fun. I could see a bunch of hipster hippie types getting down to these grooves. Expect to come back to this more.
orangedroog65
59
I’ve tried like 4 times now. It’s just generic country rock with a bunch of noodling.
peachyibby
95
A vibe I’ve been searching for.
TofuTony
85
Mini Review:
The grooves on this project are immaculate, it's like a modern day trippier CCR's instrumentation shredding the complexly woven melodies and singing with the vocal delivery of a chill contemporary indie artist like Black Pool. Love the vibes here. The four-track opening run is particularly phenomenal.
90
Ripley Johnson delivers once again with a classic sounding record. Johnson delves deep into his songbook and gives his listeners one of his best records to date. The amazing discography that Mr. Johnson has built over years continues to grow and there are no signs of him slowing down. 9/10.
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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