Editors’ Notes On their first album in four years, Guster update their patented straight-ahead guitar pop with a kind of graceful songcraft. Yet the melodies—the aching, effortless kind that mix hummable joy with sadness—stay intact, even on the up-charged “Simple Machine,” with its bouncing synth lines and handclaps. The album is artfully balanced; the shoegaze (well, Beatle-esque) guitar chime of “Lazy Love” matches the yearning nostalgia of “Kid Dreams,” which matches the lazy, brass-backed stroll of “Never Coming Down.” Both the title tune and the droning “The Long Night” would beautifully soundtrack any late-night drive down some open wintery road.

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Long Night
1
4:44
 
Endlessly
2
3:44
 
Doin' It By Myself
3
3:59
 
Lazy Love
4
2:56
 
Simple Machine
5
3:07
 
Expectation
6
3:11
 
Gangway
7
3:12
 
Kid Dreams
8
4:13
 
Never Coming Down
9
2:34
 
It Is Just What It Is
10
3:40
 
Farewell
11
2:41
 

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