Galore

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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. 90
    Thumpers maintain a vertigo-high quality on Galore, and provide us with another option in the hotly-contested battle for ‘album of the summer’.
  2. 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.
  3. May 19, 2014
    80
    Positivity has no bounds, and in Galore this London duo has successfully created a prescription for crummy moods, rain soaked commutes and even the slightest hint of misery.
  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. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2014
    60
    Thumpers work hard to trigger instant nostalgia for summers past but the longest shadows cast over their work are those of Animal Collective and Flaming Lips. [Jul 2014, p.117]
  6. Alternative Press
    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]
  7. 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.

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