Exile - Hurts
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30

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  1. Jul 22, 2013
    They change their sound to a darker/heavier scenario. But the deep songs are still here. The album is divided with the following scheme: Track 1: Open the album Tracks 2-5: Pop songs (the one that could hit the radio) Tracks 6-8: The experiments they tried. The dark/heavy songs. Tracks 9-12: Beautiful deep songs. Highlights: Somebody To Die For, Blind, The Rope, Help, The Crow.
    Actually, all tracks are excellent, I just tried to reduce the list from 12 to 5. Buy it ASAP.
  2. Mar 16, 2013
    great album. big departure from thei first work, happiness. it is somewhat funny that the critics continue to criticise hurts while they are full of praises of such bands as one direction. to me this is because today it is better to praise music you perfectly know will sale more than original bands that perhaps are not everybody's cup of tea. it is a little frustrating because inspiration is ignored in favour of market sales Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    This is so much darker than Happiness; but, maybe a bit better. They've change their sound and they've created something a bit different. Songs like "The Road" or "Mercy" or "Cupid" are the ones that will make you to love Exile more than you did with Happiness.
  4. Mar 18, 2013
    this album is really good. all the songs are somehow magical. there are few of them like somebody to die for which are kinda pathetic but they go with the album. it is a lot more darker than happiness. my favorites are exile, sandman, the crow and the road.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 27, 2013
    This is an album that maintains the joyless musical brand Hutchcraft and Anderson crystallised with their two million selling debut.
  2. Mar 19, 2013
    What's clear about Hurts on Exile is how skilled Hutchcraft and Anderson are at seamlessly incorporating their influences, so you can hear the bands' inspirations in every line even as you marvel that this album is like nothing you've heard before.
  3. Mar 19, 2013
    No matter how many dark subjects are nested throughout, too often the music on Exile falls back into the same old tricks of bells-and-whistles pop choruses and obvious hooks.