Hearts

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 25, 2011
    72
    It's music you might hear in a CB2 furniture store-- languorous and luxurious in tempos and tone, but without any sort of sentiment outside of the swooning used to implant the idea in your brain that you might have sex or do drugs on that reasonably priced but fashionable couch.
  2. Aug 18, 2011
    80
    Hearts is an album-lover's album--nine meticulously constructed, knockout tracks, lacking both filler and repetition. Easily one of the best debuts--and possibly one of the best albums--of the year.
  3. Aug 18, 2011
    80
    What this duo have is exactly that – heart. They also have balls to spare, but don't tell them that – those little fellas get into all kinds of trouble. Wouldn't want to worry them.
  4. Aug 23, 2011
    80
    Hearts is not an album of change, but one that revels in the joy of what you know.
  5. Aug 26, 2011
    70
    So in spite of the complacency of the later tracks, there are enough stellar moments here to make it worth keeping an eye out for I Break Horses.
  6. Aug 18, 2011
    70
    No moulds are broken here, but the occasional breeze drummed up by the couple's galloping minds is in many ways cool.
  7. Aug 18, 2011
    80
    The title may be misleading: if there are hearts on this stirring debut they're the blood-racing, pulse-quickening kind rather than any idly-doodled kitsch.
  8. Despite I Break Horses' songs being dense, the range of instrumentation that they use is slim, and therefore the use of these tools repeatedly is going to result in some expectedly less-inspired moments.

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