Bliss Release - Cloud Control
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. May 26, 2011
    8
    Just a great album, from a great ex-pat Aussie band. "My Fear #2" is [for me] the strongest track, with "Meditation Song #2" (again with the numbering scheme!), "The Rolling Stone" and "Ghost Story" rounding out a mostly superb album. Four strong tracks, no bad tracks.
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    8
    An amazing debut from a very talented band. Every track is enjoyable and there is no shortage of fun to be had while listening to Bliss Release. I eagerly look forward to the follow up album from Cloud Control.
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    8
    When one thinks about indie-folk what is actually thought about? Nothing much, really, I guess. Perhaps Fleet Foxes, maybe Mumford and Sons. In less than six monthâ
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    Bliss Release is perhaps a little too derivative to justify the classic status it's been afforded in the band's homeland, but it's still a delightfully charming debut, made even more impressive by their hastily assembled beginnings.
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    60
    Although the album's been released in the United States a year after it was in their native Australia, the songs have held up quite nicely, memorable and unique as they are.
  3. Nov 21, 2011
    50
    As debuts go this is in its way a throwback to a bygone era when bands offered up flawed but fertile inaugural efforts of the kind that made "promising" a buzz word before there were buzz words.