Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 29, 2013
    80
    Club 8 exist in their own bubble and continue to make music for themselves. You can’t fault them for that, on the contrary, they deserve your deeper respect for it.
  2. May 22, 2013
    80
    This stop on the journey is pretty magical.
  3. May 23, 2013
    76
    It's all done well enough to make for for Club 8's best album since 2007's The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming, and a sure bet to become someone's favorite.
  4. Jun 18, 2013
    70
    Angergard vivid production is the perfect foil for Komstedt's warmly detached vocals, and fans of Saint Etienne, Beach House and Blondie's "Heart Of Class" should take notice. [No.99, p.53]
  5. May 22, 2013
    70
    Above the City is generally a fascinating journey that finds Club 8 continuing to push its peculiar pop sound forwards.
  6. May 22, 2013
    70
    Tender but bold and with an array of melodies that strike straight at the heart, it has all the ingredients of a classic Swedish pop album.
  7. May 22, 2013
    60
    Above the City also sounds worryingly familiar in places, sometimes brazenly so. Yet where it shines it radiates “Pop Deluxe”, even if it’s not always Club 8’s “Pop Deluxe”.
  8. May 22, 2013
    50
    The interludes and instrumentals only serve to interrupt the flow of the record, and it becomes clear the album is a bit of a mixed bag.

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