Hello Sadness - Los Campesinos!
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    36
    Whereas previous albums took a massive leap into noise and danger, this disappoints.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 18, 2012
    8
    It's an impressive (but sad, as the title says) album. It starts with a bit of a hope, like something's going to work, but songs like the mainIt's an impressive (but sad, as the title says) album. It starts with a bit of a hope, like something's going to work, but songs like the main titled song and Life Is A Long Time shows that nothing is good (like a misunderstood love). It's poetic, sometimes too sad, and despite of this album sounds very personal, it has wonderful tracks. Full Review »
  2. Jan 8, 2012
    8
    Songs about sadness over cheerful guitar beats. It takes a few listens to really get into the songs because the music not as catchy as theirSongs about sadness over cheerful guitar beats. It takes a few listens to really get into the songs because the music not as catchy as their other albums, I guess to prevent the contrast from being too much. Full Review »
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    10
    At first I thought that some of the tracks were filler tracks, but after multiple listens I've decided it is only because certain other songsAt first I thought that some of the tracks were filler tracks, but after multiple listens I've decided it is only because certain other songs are so strong on the album. While there are songs that people will undoubtedly pick out of the album to listen to more than others, a straight through listen of the album is exceptionally pleasing. There are never songs that distract from the overall experience other than to "wow" you. The lead singer has grown tremendously since Hold On Now, Youngster. While he used to have a much brighter sound, his vocals have matured and darkened as have his lyrics. I loved the first album but because of how bright it was, I could only take so many listens before I got a headache. It's hard to compare to the other albums as it is much different, but after multiple listens through I can safely say this is their best album yet. Full Review »