• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2010
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The earth will remain unshattered by this release, but that's okay; there'll be time enough for rocking when we're old.
  2. Like the elder statesmen, the teenage California quartet offer skewed good-time indie pop that won't change your life but will sound fantastic blasted from a front porch on a summer day.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 12, 2012
    8
    While easily accessible and quite pleasant, this album is sincere in both content and form. Its airy guitar and straightforward rockWhile easily accessible and quite pleasant, this album is sincere in both content and form. Its airy guitar and straightforward rock instrumentation are complemented perfectly by Zahner-Isenberg's youthful, at times whimsical, vocals. This songwriter has an impressive knack for catchy melodies and face-value hooks, but simultaneously reveals maturity through contemplative chord structure and stylistic variety. The album successfully integrates various rock, folk, and pop influences. It may not be a game-changing or ground-breaking opus, but it should definitely not be overlooked. At very least, it is a great debut from a very promising songwriter. Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2010
    7
    The opening track is has soothing melodies that seem to compliment as if you cuddled in your snuggie on a Sunday morning reading a love story.The opening track is has soothing melodies that seem to compliment as if you cuddled in your snuggie on a Sunday morning reading a love story. The album is soft and sweet, which could have a tendency to put some listeners slowly to sleep. Full Review »