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The Brooklyn indie pop trio's second record sees them take a darker, rougher approach

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    Bristles with the freedom of early Breeders or Throwing muses
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This combination of understatement and subtly is at the heart of Hospitality’s success on Trouble: making an album far more spacious than their debut, but loaded with twice as many musical ideas
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  3. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A brave step forward for a band unafraid to test its limits and a frontwoman unable to see any
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  4. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Trouble sounds like Hospitality showing how the addition of a little more edge and disparity to their sound makes them no less inhospitable
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  5. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Covers a lot of ground musically, moving through decades and subgenres of pop and rock with each track
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Sweet at its core, but pleasantly dark around the edges. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s a scholarly kind of indie pop record, one with an obvious single, a few grey and fascinating experiments, and a number of greatly revealing moments
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  8. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Brooklyn trio's second album is a little more worry-worn and a little tougher-sounding
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  9. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    With Trouble, they easily avoid the sophomore slump and take an accomplished leap forward
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  10. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    The band seems just as natural with a lean, straightforward sound as they do fleshing out the spaces
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  11. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s nice they’ve got all these ideas and all, but perhaps a more vicious editing process would’ve weeded out these dramatic tonal shifts
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  12. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Instrumentally, the band have branched out towards more expansive territory, with spacey synths and meandering guitars scattered throughout
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    Another heavy dose of indie unease. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Wily, idiosyncratic pop. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Regardless of their intent to reach out of their limit, there are bursts of inventiveness in Trouble that make the risk taking worthwhile
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  16. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The sound is a neat mix of 90s indie and 70s pop and post-punk
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  17. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    The highlights could’ve made a great EP, but the chaff proves bothersome to sit through
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