• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2011
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
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  1. Sep 7, 2011
    70
    As a retro endeavor, this atmosphere may be lauded for its chronicity, but it keeps Coastal Grooves from scaling the memorable heights of synthed-up crooners straddling the art/pop divide (the likes of Bryan Ferry or Donald Fagen).
  2. Aug 31, 2011
    70
    By not exerting himself, Hynes manages to craft an easy-to-listen, easy-to-enjoy album that will be spun as a change of pace.
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    80
    An album that is fashionably slick, altogether tragic, and deceptively beautiful.