Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Peggy Sue have firmly moved from kooky and wonky soul-smith-stresses to blazing a path through fully realised songs waging war with life.
  2. Mostly, though, they combat melancholy with some startlingly abrasive, PJ Harvey-style guitars, giddy whirls of accordion, and a thrilling array of clattering, thundering, sharp and snappy percussion from their show-stealing drummer, Olly Joyce.
  3. Unusually for a debut album, there's not a dud track here, and even the less immediate tracks such as February Snow work their way into your brain after a few plays.
  4. Their spooky, sexy, dark folk is kept bare and bolshy, like Laura Marling with sex and humour.
  5. Rosa Slade and Katy Young have made an album full of miserable breakup songs that sounds, well, kinda sweet. [Summer 2010, p.88]
  6. More often than not, Peggy Sue derive passion from poignancy, taking their listeners on a journey that makes having a broken heart interesting again.
  7. Over the course of twelve tracks the dual female vocals transport and transcend into beautiful plateaus of heartbreak and hoedowns with a gritty edge unrivalled by their peers.
  8. Naming your band after one of the most famous rock & roll songs of the '50s takes a lot of chutzpah, but this trio pulls it off with a soulful, minimalist sound that's all their own.
  9. 60
    Peggy Sue have jettisoned some of their quirkier traits (past gigs saw them play a tambourine nailed to an old school desk) to deliver a debut with a great deal more grit and fire in its belly than their earlier EPs would suggest. [June 2010, p. 93]
  10. On their amiably unvarnished debut, they're a bit punky, a little folky, even a bit rockabilly, but always refreshingly themselves. [May 2010, p.126]

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