Galore - Thumpers
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British duo of Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson, Jr. was produced with David Kosten.
  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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  1. Feb 14, 2014
    80
    Listening to Galore kind of feels like growing up, as it perfectly balances a combo of bittersweet nostalgia, hopeful optimism and an impending sense of something bigger and better to come.
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    80
    The songs seem utterly fresh, imbued with an aural sense memory that transports you back to lost summers and nostalgic snapshots of a half-remembered past, a glorious time before the realities of the world caught up with you, where anything was possible and everything lay ahead of you.
  3. Feb 13, 2014
    70
    This faith in the lives lived in the days before the darkness closes in grants Thumpers their transformative power and their unlimited naïveté its unique charm.
  4. Feb 13, 2014
    60
    There’s pretty of sunlight on Galore, but no heat or friction, as everything from the production to Pepperell’s enunciation is so glassy that all of these somersaulting hooks might as well be gibberish.
  5. Mar 20, 2014
    60
    At their best, the churning rhythms, swirling synth and vocals suggest Animal Collective digging through a crate of DFA Records. [Mar 2014, p.94]
  6. Feb 13, 2014
    50
    Galore, is a soulless collection that feels more like a grasp at brand synergies than an attempt to make meaningful music.
  7. Feb 21, 2014
    50
    It helps that the androgynous vocals carry a hook here and there.... Otherwise, it's hard to pull any other redeeming qualities out of Galore. [No. 106, p.59]

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