Cape Dory - Tennis
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 18, 2011
    88
    It's this combination of lo-fi sounds and lyrical complexity that makes Cape Dory a great debut record.
  2. 90
    This is a high-personality disc, one that avoids cliches and cheese while also being steeped in tradition and an immense dose of adorableness.
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    91
    Nearly everything is likeable and will surely sound even more so come summer, or any other time someone wants to remember what it's like to be young and in love.
  4. Jan 14, 2011
    90
    Cape Dory is not the kind of album that heralds the emergence of some great new talent, necessarily. It just does what it set out to do, and it does so perfectly.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    10
    Such a great album! Tennis is my favorite spurt and this is my favorite album! Such beautiful music! One of my top 7 albums of two thousand eleven! :)
  2. Jan 27, 2011
    8
    This is a delightful album bursting full of sentiment, a true old school pop album from seriously pretentious rich kids. I love it don't get me wrong, they know how to write catchy tunes and the lyrics, while wonderful tunes to put on your next ipod playlist or mixed cd for a sweetheart, should not be critiqued with an ounce of seriousness. I miss the summer but these tracks warm up the frozen wasteland of chicago.

    Buy the album or vinyl it's only 7 dollars.
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  3. Jul 10, 2013
    10
    It's one of those albums where every single song is enjoyable to listen to (especially if you listen to the album in one sitting). It's seems perfectly effortless and not overly worked. "Pigeon" is one of the most honest love songs I have heard in years. One of my all time favorite albums. If you have not listened yet you must. Full Review »