Forever - Holograms
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    Their second album brims with crunching guitars, subtle stabs of synth and--more importantly--a winning line in big, anthemic choruses. [Oct 2013, p.102]
  2. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    Not so much a grower as a slow-burning future classic, Forever points to even more exciting things from Holograms as they continue to challenge themselves and expand their vision.
  3. Aug 29, 2013
    80
    The Swedes have stepped it up in the songwriting department.
  4. Sep 3, 2013
    71
    On Forever, Holograms take lofty themes and personal trials and make them a communal experience.
  5. Sep 17, 2013
    70
    An unholy marriage of the brutal and the brilliant, fuelling suspicion that their best is yet to come.
  6. 70
    With all elements tuned tight, Forever moves from Holograms‘ playfulness to something more of a spiritual yearning.
  7. Like their sonic brothers Iceage, they’ve evolved without losing their edge.
  8. Aug 29, 2013
    70
    A power-shower of dour. [Oct 2013, p.68]
  9. Aug 29, 2013
    70
    There's not a great deal of progression here but the band have lost none of their bleak, compelling energy. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.102]
  10. Sep 4, 2013
    60
    Derivative? Sure. But also blissfully compelling and entertaining.
  11. Aug 29, 2013
    60
    Forever is just a little bit tedious, quite repetitive and by the end, unfortunately, thoroughly forgettable.
  12. Aug 29, 2013
    60
    Forever is a decent offering from a young band still developing their music and songwriting capabilities.
  13. Sep 25, 2013
    50
    Spetze delivers the occasional fresh jolt with his blistering guitar work, and the band’s overall energy level remains high, but the lack of sonic differentiation really sinks this effort.
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  1. Sep 3, 2013
    8
    Short and simple. Holograms have improved on their general songwriting,, but a lot of the songs have the same tempos and they sort of blend together. Plus this albums doesn't really have that "Skater punk" vibe like their self titled did. This album has a lot deeper lyrics but still manages to keep its "It could have been an album made now or an album made 30 years ago" vibe.
    Overall..Really good, but not as fun as their self titles
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