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Time Capsules II

Oberhofer

Time Capsules II

Debut album from the Brooklyn-based indie pop quartet led by Brad Oberhofer and produced by Steve Lillywhite

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Glassnote
UK Release date
16/04/2012
US Release date
26/03/2012
  1. 8.0 |   Clash

    Its relentless energy is utterly addictive
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    These are well-crafted songs, precise and cultured
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Beautifully played and recorded, it's dazzling guitars, elegiac piano and soaring strings are all tendered in crystal clarity
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Oberhofer's voice is a thing of dreamy beauty. Print edition only

  5. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    A consistently easy and pleasant listen. All pretension and indie kid posturing aside, it’s not a record you’ll soon be able to put down
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  6. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    There are some ornate ballads as well, but it’s catchy-chorus-pop that dominates proceedings here
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  7. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A confident and promising debut that will leave you wondering where Brad Oberhofer and his cohorts go from here
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    This is a world where conventional rock instruments mingle with strings, xylophone, theremin, and accordion, where traditional meets whimsical, where joy meets bittersweet
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  9. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    This is not his creative masterpiece, but there is no doubt that one is yet to come
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's a visceral, hook-laden, and often beautiful teenage dream
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  11. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    A refreshing burst of honest emotion in an often pallid musical landscape
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Oberhofer's optimistic, melodious pop-rock, all "oohs" and "ooh-e-ooh-e-oohs", takes its cues from the Beach Boys
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  13. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    If Oberhofer can start lifting the levels on their clever-pop twists then I get the feeling album number two is where it all starts. For now, take the good bits and imagine what’s to come
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  14. 6.0 |   Q

    Emotionally articulate indie awash with memorable melodies. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Mojo

    An assured first outing. Print edition only

  16. 5.0 |   Pitchfork

    Oberhofer's sad-sack persona and yelping vocal ad libs come off here as less endearing and more desperate, like someone trying to oversell simple songs with eccentric affectation
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  17. 4.0 |   The Fly

    Oberhofer’s melodrama makes getting dumped sound fun. If only he could keep it up over a whole album…
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