Confess - Twin Shadow
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Jul 5, 2012
    90
    Confess isn't just steeped in the sounds of an era, but in its films, feel, stories and sense of aspiration. It's an album about love and lust behind the bleachers, in the dark of a multiplex, on the back of a motorcycle, in bathroom cubicles, under the neon glare of America's bright lights - and it's wholly, wholly brilliant.
  2. Jul 6, 2012
    86
    Whether it's the lush power-balladry of "Beg For the Night" and "Be Mine Tonight" or throttle-pushing rockers like "You Call Me On", Confess is defined by its melodic and emotional immediacy.
  3. Jul 10, 2012
    91
    It's a strong follow-up to Forget and a seasonal album that will last long after the summer ends.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    A very strong, albeit somewhat expected, transition from his earlier release, Forget. Lewis has honed his Duran-Duran-Seagulls-Tears/Fears-Bowie-Lost Boys-esque sound to a high-gloss sheen. Great stuff to put on and slip away into a distant, pastel-hued past; creepingly clever lyrics. In summary, it's the idea of the 80s as you wanted them to be -- funny thing this guy wasn't even old enough to remember. Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    Confess is a much more confident, follow up to Forget and this is a definite positive. This new Twin Shadow is a much less likeable character than the one we heard in Forget, but an admirable one. Joyful and nostalgic soundscapes can be found across the board with highlights in Five Seconds, Mirror in the Dark and You Call Me On Full Review »
  3. Aug 19, 2012
    9
    A very linear and logical move, Gerorge Lewis Jr. crafts another pleasantly aching heart-breaker of an album. Confess basically magnifies all of what made Forget such an amazing album. Yearning melodies, dancy synths, and love-scorned lyrics are all executed to perfection and undeniably what makes this such a listenable and rewarding album. With all instruments being played by Lewis, he scores the perfect soundtrack to all his emotional woes. Forget sounded like the work of someone trying to draw inspiration from memories of childhood and adolescence, hazy recollections from a past the author seemed determined to forget but just couldnt. Confess on the other hand is completely immersed in the present circumstances of its creator, a love starved neo-greaser with a soft side. Confess also benefits from the fact that the production while clearly taking its cues from 80's dance pop still sounds so of-the-moment. One of the years best. Full Review »