Europe - Allo Darlin'
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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Simon Trought returns to produce the second album for the London-based indie pop band led by Elizabeth Morris.
  • Record Label: Slumberland
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Twee Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. May 4, 2012
    100
    Allo Darlin' have achieved their aim of not producing a carefree record again, and then some--instead, they've created one of considerable, admirable depth and nous, though it retains the warm, personal nature of its predecessor.
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    90
    Allo Darlin' and Europe indeed do have what it takes to be a band and album that mean so much to the particular people to whom they mean so much to.
  3. Allo Darlin' makes this leap on Europe, resulting in an album that is subtly ambitious and surprisingly rewarding.
  4. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    As it stands, Allo Darlin' are as serious as it gets, and despite the lightness and sweetness, they are sophisticated pop music at its finest.
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    70
    Europe proves that there is nothing to be taken for granted in welcoming indie pop pleasures. [Jun 2012, p.152]
  6. May 14, 2012
    70
    Throughout Europe, they manage to make that sound like a pretty nice place to be, and also serve a timely reminder that there's life in such a simple but effective style of music.
  7. May 8, 2012
    60
    Europe often finds itself lacking in ideas and sticking to de rigueur jangle and well-trodden indiepop tropes.

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  1. May 22, 2012
    8
    Pretty good... I saw that this album had such a high metascore and decided to have a listen. I must say that it is one of the more enjoyable albums this year. There isn't much special about the album, but it has good rhythms and it is something worth listening to. Expand