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the Secret Life of Sofia

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"Few albums this year stuck to a thematic idea as well as Seven Summits from Brooklyn's The Secret Life of Sofia. The album revolves around true (or mostly true) stories of mountaineering or metaphorical climbings such as on the track "Government Lakes". Around the lyrics and the theme there is meticulously crafted pop orchestrations, a rare element for any rock band, but one that works perfectly for The Secret Life of Sofia and this record. As the characters of the stories make their ascents the music rises and falls right along with them, and the lyrics are perfectly crafted to allow every bit of the emotional journey to seep into our ears. This may have been a slight departure from what the band normally does, but it was their most complete and best record to date."

- Pop Tarts Suck Toasted

"If counting the number of times an album is able to cause chills in a particular listener is, in any way, a measure of the impression it's capable of making, Seven Summits would rate quite well... a band that's developed a sophistication for arrangement not present in your typical rock band... each and every track is quite impressive - thoughtful without ever feeling contrived and capable of switching gears from energetic and forceful to nearly hypnotic and meditative with ease."

-StereoactiveNYC

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