Be Strong - The 2 Bears
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  • Band members: Joe Goddard, Raf Daddy
  • Summary: Originally proposed as a three-piece with Metronomy's Joe Mount, Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and Raf Daddy went ahead with the idea without Mount to become The 2 Bears. After three EPs, the duo releases its debut full-length of original songs.
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  1. Feb 2, 2012
    90
    A tremendously heartfelt celebration of music as a force for transformation, togetherness, love, and personal expression.
  2. Jan 18, 2012
    80
    Be Strong is warm and easy comfort food for recessionary midlife ravers. [Feb 2012, p.90]
  3. Jan 19, 2012
    80
    The 2 Bears possess charm aplenty in their music making, and with its sheer love of light comic touches, Be Strong is certainly not short on that.
  4. Jan 30, 2012
    80
    Unashamedly uplifting songs about working hard and loving music.
  5. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    You'd have to be fairly joyless not to find the lighthearted lyrical content and unifying party vibes infectious.
  6. Be Strong is a rather exhaustive album when consumed in one sitting, but if you've got the fortitude to reach the closing track "The Church" during that listen, it can be a very euphoric climax.
  7. A dance album that spins the decks back to the turn of the millennium.

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