- Summary: 'Free To Stay' is the second record for the indie-pop duo of sisters Chloe (drums) and Asya (keyboards, vocals), who have opened for Death Cab for Cutie, Pearl Jam, Sufjan Stevens, The Go! Team and others, and who just happen to be 12 and 14 years old.
- Record Label: Barsuk
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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Alternative PressShines with a matured level of song composition. [Aug 2006, p.208]
EmmaCSep 14, 2006Smoosh is AMAZING. There are no other words for it. No others.
AdrianoCJun 30, 2006Let me change the sentence from one of the critics above: this is what perfect pop is supposed to sound like. Uncompromised yet beautifully Let me change the sentence from one of the critics above: this is what perfect pop is supposed to sound like. Uncompromised yet beautifully done, with some surprising melancholic moments. One of the best albums of 2006 so far.… Expand
DanielSJun 18, 2006Perfection! As simple as that, really.
HayleySJul 9, 2006Brilliant Songs. A wonderful second CD Release of Smoosh.
JDJun 15, 2006They have some suprising hooks. I like this album more and more. I'm changing my vote from eight to nine.
ChadSJul 8, 2006Ben Lee's "Grandpaw Would" was a nice album, but none of the songs made me forget that he was all of fifteen. That is not the case here. Ben Lee's "Grandpaw Would" was a nice album, but none of the songs made me forget that he was all of fifteen. That is not the case here. The ages of these two girls become irrelevant before the first track is over. "I Would Go" and the title track ooze with charm; sweet, but innocuously so. There's wit, too, as much wit as a twelve-year-old girl, and then some. The album's only misstep, I think, is the guitar on "Waiting for Something". They have all the time in the world to expand their sound. I also like how they go Neal Sedaka on us, and offer an alternative version of "Gold". Smoosh is not a novelty act.… Expand
MattD.Jun 14, 2006Actually, I'd give it a 5.5. Smoosh has talent, and they are heading in an interesting direction, but their youth and inexperience make Actually, I'd give it a 5.5. Smoosh has talent, and they are heading in an interesting direction, but their youth and inexperience make only some songs enjoyable. I think critics giving it good reviews are influenced by the fact that Smoosh is indie.… Expand
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