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The Reindeer Section: Son of Evil Reindeer
Buy! - (Bright Star/PIAS)
This mostly Scottish indie supergroup led by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody has expanded from the 15 members who contributed to their excellent debut album to a mind-blowing cast of 27 for their second album, including members of Idlewild, Arab Strap, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, the Vaselines and more. Somehow it all holds together, mainly thanks to the singing and songwriting of Lightbody remaining the group's focal point. His soft, melancholy singing recalls Sebadoh's Lou Barlow, and his gently heart-tugging, low-key songs are often just plain gorgeous. 7/15/2002 - Don Yates
Other Reindeer Section album reviews:

Y'all Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! - 9/15/2001