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PuddlesPuddles
September 4th 2012



4702 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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Wildorwhat
September 4th 2012



85 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Fantastic record, I don't understand how people are saying this is just a lazy re-hash. Like Ali said there is way more of a electronic presence that just makes this whole thing so damn special, and my favourite album of the year so far.

Calculate
September 4th 2012



1135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

an utter blur of an album

mindleviticus
September 4th 2012



7940 Comments


What the hell a 5?

808muzik
September 4th 2012



916 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

They're saying that because this is pretty uninspired compared to their first album. I 2'd this originally, but I let it sit. Listened to it again and I like it. I think people are being a bit to harsh, but I understand why.

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fuckthatnoise
September 4th 2012



1479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's closer to a 5 than it is a 2 or 2.5, that's for damn sure.

McMegaMountain
September 4th 2012



193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I can't say I'm really that disappointed in it. The debut was good, not as great as everyone made it out to be.

This is a minimal album, definitely a grower, but no where near as solid as their first. It feels more laid back, a gamble for a band with a lot actually riding on them considering the success of their debut.

I still haven't decided on a rating, it'll probably be a 3 or 3.5.

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InFiction
September 5th 2012



3588 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I would've rated this a 2.5 on first listen too, but I let it grow on me and I'm starting to enjoy it more. It's nowhere near as good as their self-titled (which I have at a 4.5), I'd say after some time to grow on me, I'd give it a 3-3.5. It has its redeemable moments.

Ethics
September 5th 2012



4112 Comments


Pretty much everything I hated about their debut that I put up with because of how catchy the songs were is even more repetitive and apparent on this album.



defjaw83
September 5th 2012



1763 Comments


Love their first album. This is a good review, but I'm hoping so bad that I disagree with it when I finally get my hands on this bad boy

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BlueW
September 5th 2012



2092 Comments


so dis ghey?

aok
September 5th 2012



4165 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this def isn't a 'lazy rehash' and there are some redeeming qualities in the album as i mention (more complicated beats, greater variety), but i felt like time could stand still in the debut. when the music paused in their first lp, i had an overwhelming urge to get further seduced by romy and oliver. this time i don't feel like there's nearly as much passion behind their back and forths.

hope others enjoy this more though. jamie xx's increased presence adds an interesting dimension to the sound that i hope they can work with effectively in lp3

FelixCulpa
September 5th 2012



1236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm really enjoying the album but that might have something do with me not having listened to their
debut all that much until now. Nice review though!

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
September 5th 2012



6249 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, this review pretty much sums up exactly how I feel about the album. Nice work as usual Andy. I don't understand the praise for this at all.

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Wildorwhat
September 5th 2012



85 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I do, it's ahead of most music nowadays sonically.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
September 5th 2012



6249 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Sonically, it's not ahead of anything. Atmospherically, you may have a point. However, this is in no way as compelling as their debut.

patrickfannon
September 5th 2012



884 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"Album was damn disappointing. Just so....bland compared to their debut."

This.

HighandDriving
September 5th 2012



3232 Comments


Album is incredibly boring.

outline
September 5th 2012



563 Comments


I literally just fell alseep listening to this. Not even joking, I was listening to it for the first time and I fell asleep for 2 hours.

someguest
September 5th 2012



18907 Comments


I thought their debut was good but boring in spots. If this happens to be more boring, I probably won't even sit through a listen of it.

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