Whitney Pastorek
October 09, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dead Man's Bones

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a C+

Ryan Gosling and buddy Zach Shields team up with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir to prove that the best way to sidestep the inevitable ”celebrity cuts vanity album” eye rolls is by replacing them with different eye rolls. How you respond to this cloying, gothic preciousness — musically equivalent to Sufjan Stevens beating up Arcade Fire leader Win Butler on the way to see Where the Wild Things Are — will have everything to do with your personal tolerance level for things like rough-hewn songcraft and small children chanting about zombies. C+

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