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Mixed Emotions

Tanlines

Mixed Emotions

First full-length release from this Brooklyn duo, who deal in indie, dance and world music

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
True Panther
UK Release date
19/03/2012
US Release date
27/03/2012
  1. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Emm and Cohen keep their eyes on the pop prize
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  2. 8.0 |   Prefix

    Nothing less than a crystallization of Tanlines’ ambitions that were only hinted at on their past releases
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Has a track for every mood without ever sounding in the least bit forced or contrived
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  4. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Plays like a great debut
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  5. 8.0 |   Spin

    Indulging both musical and emotional nostalgia without falling victim to any particular trend
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  6. 8.0 |   State

    What makes the album special is their knack for big, emotional tunes
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  7. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    One of the most vivid break-up albums in recent memory
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  8. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    Most of these songs are really pretty damn good. Tanlines have never had a problem with the set-up, but it's in the delivery where the occasionally falter
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It’s a propulsive, polychromatic sound you might call Jewfro-beat
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Tanlines spend most of Mixed Emotions proving that they're a cut above the average electro-touched blog topic, and they've got the versatility and songwriting chops to build a long-player with a powerful shadow
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  11. 7.0 |   NME

    Some of their most enjoyable work to date. Print edition only

  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Solid but not staggering, ‘Mixed Emotions’ is apt
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  13. 6.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is not a timeless sound, and there’s simply nothing refreshing here
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  14. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An uneven affair
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  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Electro, meet classic rock. Yet again. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    There’s much to enjoy on Mixed Emotions, and there’s plenty of warmth
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  17. 6.0 |   Pop Matters

    Achieves what a striking debut should, offering up some strong pieces with a singular identity, while also showing that Tanlines are willing to stretch themselves a bit
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  18. 6.0 |   music OMH

    It’s certainly a promising debut, just one hampered by a songwriting scope that strips it of its own vitality rather than informing it
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  19. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Tanlines obviously have what it takes to string a catchy pop tune together, yet here they shun that approach in favour of less ambitious twists
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  20. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Friendly Fires probably did the tropical-dance revival more successfully, but with another inevitably anti-climactic summer looming, it’s worth giving this one a listen
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  21. 6.0 |   BBC

    The scattered approach showcased on this set needs polish and original thought to develop
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  22. 5.0 |   Bowlegs

    This is so-so alt pop, a nice bit of background sound with a cup of coffee and two biscuits. But if Tanlines want to evade arrest by the music police we suggest they solicit a little more solid upset, anger and sexual frustration
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  23. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    A disappointingly non-committal affair
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  24. 2.0 |   The Fly

    Most of the tracks are about as blank and sterile as an airport terminal
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