Falling Off The Lavender Bridge

Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2008 Ratings: #374 / 735
User Score
Based on 8 ratings
February 5, 2008 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME
This is an album of genuine depth, one expressing the nervous conservative shockwaves which charge through party kids once they start to come down.
80
No Ripcord

Falling... is a remarkable leap forward; as Lightspeed Champion, Hynes is, at last, a serious contender.

80
Uncut

It’s fitting that this debut contains at least half a dozen exquisite songs that could work in any idiom.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Falling's callow couplets and needless potty mouthing can't meet the expectations set by the lovely parade of kitchen-sink instrumentation.

63
Pitchfork

On Falling Off the Lavender Bridge, Hynes offers a comfortable (and more interesting) marriage of lush Brit-pop and Omaha-flavored country-rock.

60
Drowned in Sound
The thing is, Mogis’ ‘Americana’ treatment of Lavender Bridge’s core material all too often saturates each song, soaking though to the core of Hynes’ material and threatening to set in to rot.
60
PopMatters

Falling Off the Lavender Bridge is a confident and enjoyable introduction to Hynes’ latest musical project.

60
AllMusic

Maybe amping up the music to match the tone of the lyrics might have given the record the kick it needed; perhaps cutting back on the lyrical excess would have been the fix.

60
Spin
Hynes stumbles into typical self-indulgent twentysomething pitfalls -- his ideas can be overdetermined, and he often misjudges the thin line between disaffection and narcissism. Still, his imagination is formidable.
60
The Guardian
This is an adolescent album, promising and irritating in equal measure.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#21/NME

Track List

  1. Number One 
  2. Galaxy of the Lost
  3. Tell Me What It's Worth 
  4. All To Shit 
  5. Midnight Surprise 
  6. Devil Tricks For a Bitch 
  7. I Could have Done This Myself
  8. Salty Water 
  9. Dry Lips 
  10. Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk 
  11. Let The Bitches Die 
  12. No Surprise (Acoustic)

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