The Avalanches: Since I Left You
Simon Reynolds, Spin, October 2001
IN MUSIC, misery's got a monopoly on credibility — just ask Thom and Trent. A furrowed brow and a tormented soul are essential if you aspire to "deep". "Happy", however, is tough to pull off without seeming smugly serene, irritatingly jaunty, or simply simple-minded.
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