Astro Coast - Surfer Blood
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26

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  1. 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 with 'surf music'. Love the off kilter arrangements in spots. Lou Reed would be proud of his influences.
  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 work in the future. Early Weezer and the Pixes come to mind when I listen to the record.
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jan 7, 2011
    70
    Astro Coast is a welcome reminder of the youthful vigour and playfulness of early Pavement and Weezer, imbibing the Sixties rule-book of good pop without coming off as a bad pastiche.
  2. He delivers a reprise of the same B part in a more forceful, normal voice: "Why is everything a chore?/I'm too young to be defeated." So far, he isn't. Wish him luck with that riptide.
  3. Their potential is the wrong thing to appreciate: it's their immediacy, their unstudied and unfocused energy, that hits the spot.