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Allo Darlin'


Second full-length release from the UK indie pop quartet

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  1. 10.0 |   music OMH

    Staggeringly intelligent and breathtakingly emotive, it's pop music at its finest, contained not by genre or demographic boundaries
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Morris and band point her wit and charm in a more serious direction, erasing the most “cute” level of their music, without taking any of the attractive, immediate pop qualities with it
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  3. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    An album that is subtly ambitious and surprisingly rewarding
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  4. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    Youthful joy blooms throughout the album, and it's contagious
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  5. 8.0 |   Spin

    Elizabeth Morris’ gorgeous, big-hearted songs will lift the weariest soul
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  6. 8.0 |   AU Review

    A marked progression from their 2010 debut, their loyal fanbase will likely skyrocket and with good reason
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Fitting squarely within a tradition that honors the Smiths and Belle and Sebastian above all
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  9. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A wonderful record, a true progression for Allo Darlin’ as a band and for Elizabeth Morris as a songwriter
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  10. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Doesn’t break the band’s sonic mold. The album’s a touch more fleshed-out than Allo Darlin’s spare, strummed 2010 debut, turning to the relatively polished guitar jangle of the Go-Betweens or the Smiths
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  11. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    There’s no doubt Europe is a great record. So what if it’s a little one dimensional, there’ll be times when you’ll be happy to be in Allo Darlin's realm
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  12. 7.0 |   DIY

    Though 'Europe' is an enchanting and elegant record, this is not a giant leap forward
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  13. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A timely reminder that there’s life in such a simple but effective style of music
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  14. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Tonally and generically, the album is not so much a continent as a small country. But it's a beautiful country, warm and vibrant
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  15. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Infectious stuff. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Art Rocker

    An accomplished, highly listenable second album, and a fitting soundtrack for your more world-weary moments
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  17. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    The giddy enthusiasm of Allo Darlin’ has been replaced by something more substantial and grown-up, yet it’s still an optimistic LP at heart. It’s just a shame that the music can’t match this progression. Europe often finds itself lacking in ideas and sticking to de rigueur jangle and well-trodden indiepop tropes
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  18. 6.0 |   Q

    When Allo Darlin' snag hooks and get hopeful, they're wonderful. Print edition only

  19. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The usual palate of indie-pop influences are on show – a bit of Belle and Sebastian here, a bit of Herman Dune there – but nothing to lift it above the plethora of identikit bands that exist in the genre
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