Nashville pop-rockers Joe, Marc's Brother's six-song EP, Autumnninetyeight, marks the debut of the band as a three-piece outfit and features tracks with tighter vocal harmonies and more memorable hooks than their debut album. The best songs from Autumnninetyeight ("Eraser" and "Spinning on an Axis") were reworked for their next release, Around the Year With Joe, Marc's Brother. On their own merits, the EP versions of these songs are fine, but next to the versions on Around the Year, they sound too slow and poorly produced. This album serves as an interesting reference point in the evolution of the band, but die-hard fans are probably the only crowd who would find it necessary to seek it out when the band has released far better recordings of some of the same material.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Vanderhoff