Do Things

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jun 11, 2012
    80
    Do Things is a cool treat of a record, filled with catchy and sweet songs that have a relaxed and easygoing happiness that is impossible to resist.
  2. Jun 12, 2012
    78
    More of a long, leisurely ride than a bundle of cuts, Do Things is a pleasant, shiny trip.
  3. Jun 11, 2012
    78
    Stunningly bright, impeccably trim and dance-y, the level of song craftsmanship here has garnered Beach Boys comparisons, but Ace of Base might be a more accurate touchstone, with a bit of Christopher Owens' (Girls) deep, bummed-out vocal blur as well.
  4. Under The Radar
    Jul 9, 2012
    70
    Sticky and overblown, this could be an album that gets old after a few listens. Lucky for us, it just doesn't. [Jun 2012, p.146]
  5. Jul 3, 2012
    70
    Do Things has a few missteps, but May just keeps smiling and charging forward.
  6. Jun 11, 2012
    70
    There's a deep sincerity here among the saccharine, and no amount of painstakingly throwback falsetto harmonies can shroud May's songwriting from its fluttering, well-intentioned heart.
  7. Jun 11, 2012
    70
    Do Things represents an admirable sonic development for May and co. Packed full of songs to wile away summers to come, it feels like an undiscovered soundtrack to summers past as well.
  8. Jun 11, 2012
    66
    For all the good-natured vibes this record gives off, it's hard to ignore that Do Things is also a limited collection. It's easy to suspect Dent May's ambitions are as simple as to craft a record that finds itself endlessly stuffed into car stereos this summer.
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  1. Jul 16, 2012
    5
    Dent May has a terrific voice that partially recalls Brian Wilson, as well as Stephin Merritt. On his debut album, 2009