• Maxwell Stern Gives Us a Warm Car in Frigid Winter with 'Impossible Sum'

    12 days ago - By Pop Matters

    "Pull the Stars Down" is as quiet as a polite cafe filled with Edison lights while Stern politely bursts in with the earworm of "Put on your good shoes and silence your phones now. Brave the trains and meet me across town." About three-quarters of the album runs at this leisurely, Saturday afternoon-nap pace. If you're hoping for the speed and sweat of Stern's prior work, you won't find much of it here.
    Elsewhere, Stern cranks the intensity a little, yet most assuredly keeps the messages light and comforting. "Water Tower'' snaps into life on a snare drum and lets some distorted keys lead...
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