Heavy Mood - Tilly and the Wall
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  • Summary: The Omaha, Nebraska indie pop band returns with a more rock oriented sound for its fourth release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 10, 2012
    74
    If you're a grown-up who harbors a playful streak of rebellion, here's your new soundtrack.
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    Midway through Heavy Mood, Tilly hits a lull; "Hey Rainbow" and "I Believe In You" just don't pack the eclectic Tilly punch.... The pace picks back up with aggressively positive ender "Defenders."
  3. Oct 10, 2012
    65
    The 10-song Heavy Mood is eclectic enough to say that the band has matured. Almost. [No. 92, p.60]
  4. Oct 1, 2012
    60
    Some judicious editing on the band's part would have made this a worthy follow-up to their first two excellent albums but as it stands, it's more of a confused and confusing record that is hard to recommend to anyone except fans who came on board when O was released.
  5. Oct 1, 2012
    59
    What feels missing from Heavy Mood is specificity: Where are the characters, and what became of those kids passed out on the lawn? The heart of Heavy Mood is lost its in own sloganeering.
  6. Oct 10, 2012
    55
    For every standout near the beginning of the album-most notably the catchy girl group-aping "All Kinds of Guns"-there's a sorta-tedious ballad near the end.
  7. Oct 1, 2012
    50
    Whereas the previous three Tilly & the Wall albums always featured a certain pop-wise innocence, despite whatever eccentricities they might also feature, Heavy Mood is mostly devoid of such.

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  1. Oct 20, 2012
    8
    I'm very surprised this album didn't receive better reviews. You know that kind of band that you