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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Mae
Title: Singularity
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 8/14/2007
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 094635811223

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The singer can't stop thinking about the past.
Daniel Spratlin | Atlanta, GA | 01/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mae's album The Everglow was one of my favorite CDs of 2005. Now they're on a major label, Capitol Records, and expectations are high. They've come through with a solid album of modern-rock polish and catchy hooks. The prominent piano on The Everglow has been replaced by synths, and the guitars have a harder edge to them. Most of the songs are about love and relationships, but there are also thoughtful and cryptic lines such as, "Where does the physical meet with the spiritual? Is this the typical question? But down below and up above it looks the same, so I'm not sure of anything." This one's worth checking out."
Average Music from a Superior Band...
Patrick Mcnamara | Merrimack, NH | 02/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Just a few years ago, right around the release of The Everglow (a hidden masterpiece), I thought I was really cool for liking a somewhat unknown band. My musical tastes were still developing, and had been since I was listening to Clarity by Jimmy Eat World in 2001. I'm still always looking for new good music, but I feel I've come up dry. Perhaps it's partially my fault, perhaps it's part of the direction that music is heading now in the latter part of this decade, however, I tend to get my new music from the repertoire of bands that I have built up over the past 10 years. The Everglow is one of my favorite albums. I love the way it progresses, the way it tells a story, the different types of songs it offers; it's really a gem of an album. I even just love the artwork and booklet with all of the lyrics. Enough on The Everglow...

The point is that MAE created such high expectations for me and many others that I think have done a nice job on this forum of reviews. Destination:Beautiful was very good, a great start. The Everglow is a step forward. Singularity, well, is a step backwards. The diversity of music on the album is bland. Yes, it has a pretty smashing opening track that gives the album potential. But most of the rest of the album, with the primary exception of Just Let Go, is MAE trying to extend their reach and define themselves as a rock band, rather than just, well, MAE. Again, I think most of the other reviewers on here have done a great job. If you are considering purchasing this album because you are already a MAE fan, then do so. It's not a bad album at all. It's a mediocre album that's relatively catch, put out by a great band. If you want to get into MAE, purchase The Everglow. If you want some new tunes by MAE, check Singularity out. I've grown complacent in terms of finding new music. I was hoping for better from MAE, but I still believe that their best music is yet to come."
Better than it's given credit for
S. W. Lincoln | 09/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most people were blown away by The Everglow, which set the standard for anything else this band delivers from that point on. I'll admit, I didn't catch on to Singularity the way I did with Everglow, but I've now found that Singularity is the album I'm playing the most. For me it was one of those albums that isn't your favorite initially, but once you come back to it, you appreciate it for everything it's worth. I love Mae, and I now love this album."