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Hospitality

Hospitality

The debut album from an indie pop trio from Brooklyn, New York

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Merge
UK Release date
31/01/2012
US Release date
31/01/2012
  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Hospitality’s balance of happiness and melancholia gives weight to its soaring melodies
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The melodies are stickier than hot tar, but it's those vivid little scenes that lodge in your head the longest
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  3. 8.0 |   The Fly

    If this is bedroom pop, it surely stems from the most cluttered yet colourful bedroom imaginable
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  4. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    This album is about the comings and goings that can consume a certain kind of twentysomething's life, about fuguing and settling and sometimes not being able to tell one from the other
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  5. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Shortcomings are well disguised, and even when they are exposed, the originality of Papini’s storytelling is enough to keep the ears alert for several listens
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  6. 7.0 |   Pop Matters

    Considering how well crafted Hospitality is, it’s tempting to think that the trio is more experienced than its years
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  7. 7.0 |   Blurt

    Hospitality's debut is a sugar-rush of an album, albeit one given acerbic snap by Papini's delivery
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  8. 7.0 |   Bowlegs

    It might even have some musical wannabe’s fingering the textbooks once more, feverishly searching out the blueprint for indie-pop perfection
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  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s not aggressively innovative or ahead of the curve, but then again it’s not trying to be. If you can make peace with that, there’s lots of fun to be had here
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Catchy indie pop jangly gems. Print edition only

  11. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Her half-shy, half-strident tones slink through sugary melodies atop sparkling acoustic guitars and gentle drum work
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  12. 6.5 |   Prefix

    A solid pop album through and through
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  13. 5.0 |   Under The Radar

    The Brooklyn quartet vacillates between Camera Obscura’s mawkish indie-pop, Regina Spektor’s endearing flirtations, and The Clientele’s autumnal vision
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  14. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    A world furnished not with myth and allusion but only the pedestrian details of life after higher education
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