• Record Label: Kanine
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. While it provokes some unpredictable moments, it's heartbreaking to listen to such tuneful moments of inspiration buried beneath towering stacks of old debris, and not the vintage kind.
  2. Uncut
    60
    When you live in Florida, it is summertime all the time, which might be why this Palm Beach quartet have developed such a seasonal vibe on their sun-spotted indie-pop debut. [Aug 2010, p.96]
  3. Even at its best this whole record sounds like a band who wants to make an impact by trying to be everything to everyone. And because they're not too good at everything they do yet, this lack of a definitive identity that makes it difficult to take them seriously (or if this is their definitive identity, they're just boring).
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. TylerI
    Jan 27, 2010
    8
    The 'no ripcord' review of this album is amazing in its complete lack of musical perspective in comparing this music to surf rock. The 'no ripcord' review of this album is amazing in its complete lack of musical perspective in comparing this music to surf rock. I mean I guess it must be since surfer is in their name... right? The assumption that the author makes, that the musicians in this band are somehow paying homage to a slew of bands they probably don't listen to is wildly amusing. Full Review »
  2. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    8
    This made my favorite albums of 2010 lists. Just a fantastic debut from the Florida based band. I look forward to hearing more of their workThis made my favorite albums of 2010 lists. Just a fantastic debut from the Florida based band. I look forward to hearing more of their work in the future. Early Weezer and the Pixes come to mind when I listen to the record. Full Review »
  3. Sep 7, 2010
    7
    This album captures the throwback feel while sounding modern. Just because 'surfer' is in the groups name, this sound has little to do withThis album captures the throwback feel while sounding modern. Just because 'surfer' is in the groups name, this sound has little to do with 'surf music'. Love the off kilter arrangements in spots. Lou Reed would be proud of his influences. Full Review »