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  • Summary: The second album for the Chicago indie pop band was recorded in California.
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  1. Jul 3, 2012
    80
    Overall, Gold Motel stands out as a non-guilty pop pleasure that will leave hip listeners singing, dancing and apologizing, "Sorry, I'm not sorry."
  2. Jul 2, 2012
    80
    This female-fronted quintet continues to connect the tuneful aggression of Blondie with the SoCal sassiness of Rilo Kiley. [Aug 2012, p.71]
  3. 80
    The arrangements are busier, but Morgan's the key to holding it together. [Aug 2012, p.90]
  4. Jul 2, 2012
    70
    At this crossroads between excitement, adventure and melancholy, Gold Motel resides.
  5. Jul 2, 2012
    70
    With Gold Motel the bandmembers are wiser, but never weary, simultaneously expanding their sound around their new world-view and fitting it within the candy-pop shell they've crafted so well.
  6. Aug 14, 2012
    64
    Songs like "Santa Cruz" make this album fallible--they aren't as beautiful as the place and memories evoked from the titles.
  7. 60
    Gold Motel is in the truest sense a feel-good record, one perfectly suited for the mellow, hazy days it reaches so far to recreate.
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