• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2010
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Singer Theo Hutchcraft's voice is dramatic but elegant and carries each melody with a sense of purpose. His delivery is calm and composed, but he lets the words he has written speak for themselves; there's no ambiguity in these words.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 22, 2013
    10
    Masterpiece. The perfect simple synth-pop album with lyrics of love and loss. This album is everything that today's pop music wish it was, butMasterpiece. The perfect simple synth-pop album with lyrics of love and loss. This album is everything that today's pop music wish it was, but it ain't. I have no words to express how much I love it and there's no way I could give it less than a 10. Every single song here is exceptional and unforgettable in my life. I beg you: Buy it. Full Review »
  2. Mar 15, 2013
    8
    A very well crafted debut bold, imaginative, and original. Silver lining serves as the perfect opening, a perfect pop song with an edge;A very well crafted debut bold, imaginative, and original. Silver lining serves as the perfect opening, a perfect pop song with an edge; Wonderful life is well known for everyone who hasn't been living under a rock; Sunday, Stay, Better than love stand out as perfectly produced and sung higher-shelf-pop anthems. Happiness takes pop to a higher level, and does so without looking down on the rest. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2010
    9
    The songs from Happiness are thoughtful, melancholy and very modern. I must admit, the album has a real sense of style that's been missing inThe songs from Happiness are thoughtful, melancholy and very modern. I must admit, the album has a real sense of style that's been missing in British pop for some time. Joe Copplestone of Pop Matters is bang on the money when he said that the duo sings "simple lyrical messages of love, pain and yearning that most pop acts could not deliver sincerely if they tried". I implore you to buy this. Full Review »