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The Head And The Heart

The Head And The Heart

The Head And The Heart

Debut album of folk pop from this Seattle five-piece

ADM rating[?]

5.7

Label
Heavenly
UK Release date
18/04/2011
US Release date
26/04/2011
  1. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s refreshing when such genuine talent sees correlative success
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's a long time since a debut album forged its influences into something quite as fresh and rich as this. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Q

    Hardly groundbreaking, but heartfelt all the same. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    One of the strongest collections of quality melodic songwriting heard on a debut album for a good while
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Much to enjoy here
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  6. 7.0 |   Blurt

    Cooing back-up vocals, poetic lyrics and dramatic twists and turns give the music a sense of euphoria even when the feelings conveyed become the most stoic and subdued
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  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    While there is much to enjoy in this album, it's not a revelation nor a new interpretation of a well loved genre
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  8. 7.0 |   Spin

    Unstoppable sing-alongs
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  9. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Not without charm
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Uplifting, chest- and piano-thumping stuff, although the formula has more than a whiff of calculation
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  11. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The harmonies are lovely but the instrumentation is too trad and the arrangements uninspiring
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  12. 5.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Just another nice, not exceptional band
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  13. 4.5 |   Bowlegs

    If the band are to survive the overcrowded genre in which they stand then they must start taking some chances
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  14. 4.2 |   A.V. Club

    A mealy, cobbled-together set of piano pop and Americana touchpoints
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  15. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    Little distinguishes their sound from other bands treading similar musical ground
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  16. 4.0 |   NME

    Print edition only

  17. 4.0 |   NME

    Faux authenticity is one thing, but it isn’t even done with any conviction
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  18. 4.0 |   The Observer

    This is indie-folk at its most exuberant and though choruses swell and harmonies bloom it still sounds tediously predictable
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  19. 4.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A debut that will most likely be forgotten by summer
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  20. 3.8 |   Pitchfork

    A thoroughly timid, tentative take on Americana: roots music without the roots
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