Close to the Glass

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Apr 24, 2014
    7
    The best thing about this record is its large array of different sounds. From indie electronica that is similar to their past records. Indie pop, with big catchy choruses and great hooks. There's even an almost shoe-gaze sounding track on here. The big question is, how does it fit all together? With this album, the job is done pretty well, but not perfectly. It's rather consistent all theThe best thing about this record is its large array of different sounds. From indie electronica that is similar to their past records. Indie pop, with big catchy choruses and great hooks. There's even an almost shoe-gaze sounding track on here. The big question is, how does it fit all together? With this album, the job is done pretty well, but not perfectly. It's rather consistent all the way through, with no blaring low points, and it flows rather well. Nothing here really was outstanding, but it was enjoyable and well done for the most part. Collapse
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The Wire
    Mar 26, 2014
    80
    Satisfying proof that pop remain pop however thoroughly digested. [Feb 2014, p.54]
  2. Mojo
    Mar 21, 2014
    60
    Close To The Glass is full of charming, understated yearning. [Apr 2014, p.94]
  3. Mar 17, 2014
    70
    With guitars or electronics, the Notwist projects a sense of isolation and displacement.