[25 June 2009]
PopMatters Associate Music Editor
The Memphis-based sextet Snowglobe play literate, down-homey Americana. Their songs are colored with do-it-yourself-style production and chamber instruments. Despite this, No Need to Light a Night Light on a Night Like Tonight‘s seven songs fail to really distinguish the band from like-minded acts such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Bell & Sebastian, and Wilco. There’s plenty going on, it all sounds sincere and authentic, and “Get It On” builds to a nice crescendo. The rollicking “Ms. June” comes closest to leaving a lasting impression. But it can’t shake the feeling this is the sort of thing others have done better.