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Growing Up

The Linda Lindas

Growing Up

Debut album from the Los Angeles punk rock quartet

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  1. 10.0 |   Upset

    The Linda Lindas mix righteous garage punk with a wholesome optimism
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  2. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    An album that has a great sense of consistently addictive and well-crafted melody and harmony for songs that feel lyrically significant for its target audience
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  3. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Growing Up can be tough, we all know that and The Linda Lindas have encapsulated the rush of hormones and all that comes with it perfectly
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  4. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    At the forefront of new music for the youth
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  5. 8.0 |   Punk News

    An infectious album of either punk influenced pop or pop influenced punk
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    With every moment of unflinching social commentary, the Linda Lindas let listeners in to the smouldering embers of youthful promise we all have before the weight of the world eventually crushes our spirit
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    A record that reaches across the generational divide through both its mastery of sound and the universality of its stories
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  8. 8.0 |   Dork

    A record that doesn’t just hold its own amongst peers, but barges past them with unerring confidence, The Linda Lindas are proof that rock’s old boys’ club’s time is up
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  9. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    On their debut album, the teen (and pre-teen) punk rockers turn adolescent angst and razor-sharp hooks into heartwarming pop-punk with ample charm
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  10. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    There’s some growing up to be done, but right now, The Linda Lindas are revelling in the joys of youth, and it sounds great
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    The viral LA teen punks represent a new generation who are more aware of their power and committed to using it than any before them
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  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A furious 25 minutes of summer jams, it’s an unironic throwback to a time when jeans were worn three sizes too big and evenings were spent attempting kickflips round the back of the technical college
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  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Growing Up, while uneven, is a propulsive statement of intent from some of Gen-Z’s most convincing spokespeople
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  14. 7.0 |   All Music

    Hinting at more to come with a little more experience and practice, Growing Up is a heartwarming opening salvo that recharges the punk spirit for a new generation while recognizing, as they sing on the endearing title track, that "there's still a little more growing up" to do
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  15. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    It would take the most cynical among us to find The Linda Lindas' debut album Growing Up as anything but a good time
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