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The Paper Route 

Wednesday, Apr 22 2009

Over the past decade, Jason Quever has proven adept at spinning gorgeously murky pop with his Papercuts ensemble. His fourth disc, You Can Have What You Want, is no different, in that it probably shouldn't be ingested around heavy machinery. The best songs tinker with his formula of dreamy organ parts, soaring vocals, and brushed drums. "Dictator's Lament" is downright jaunty, with lyrics that engender pity for an heirless ruler, while "Future Primitive" sports a stomping beat and a spindly guitar riff, suggesting an interest in Phil Spector's music. Most impressively, "The Wolf" resurrects the angst written into horror classics like Frankenstein.

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