Soft Spot

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Soft Spot
Studio album by Clem Snide
Released June 6, 2003[1]
Genre indie/alt-country
Label spinART
Producer Joe Chiccarelli[1]
Clem Snide chronology
Moment in the Sun EP
(2002)Moment in the Sun EP2002
Soft Spot
A Beautiful EP
(2004)A Beautiful EP2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 2.9/10[4]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Uncut 2/5 stars[7]

Soft Spot is the fourth album by alt-country band Clem Snide; as Eef Barzelay describes it, the album is the "good love songs" counterpart to the bad love songs of The Ghost of Fashion.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Forever, Now and Then"
  2. "Tuesday, October 24th"
  3. "All Green"
  4. "Close the Door"
  5. "Action"
  6. "Find Love"
  7. "There Is Nothing"
  8. "Strong Enough"
  9. "Happy Birthday"
  10. "Fontanelle"
  11. "Every Moment"


The album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, who has produced Elton John, Frank Zappa, and Rufus Wainwright in the past; Barzelay (jokingly) told Rolling Stone that the reason Chiccarelli was talked into producing the album was that "he might have had some community service obligations or unpaid parking tickets."[1] Half of the songs on the album were cut live.[1]


  • Eef Barzelay
  • Jason Glasser — cello/keyboards
  • Eric Paull — drummer
  • Pete Fitzpatrick — guitar
  • Brendan Fitzpatrick (Pete's cousin[1]) — bass
  • Mary Roul — violin
  • Mary Olive Smith — vocals
  • Andrew Innis — saxophone


  1. ^ a b c d e f Clem Snide Reveal "Soft Spot" from Rolling Stone
  2. ^ Soft Spot Reviews
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ Soft Spot review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Uncut review