Holograms - Holograms
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Much of what is great about Stockholm's Holograms can be located in their debut single "ABC City," a testament of the "desolation" of the grim suburbs of their home city delivered in a rowdy street-punk sneer. [Oct 2012, p.81]
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    60
    While the individual songs here impress, Holograms feels more like a collection of singles than a cohesive work.
  3. Aug 2, 2012
    60
    More successful [songs] are the pounding Transform and ABC City, a picture of inner-city desolation rendered cheerful by a child's-play keyboard riff and bright, buzzing guitars.
  4. Aug 1, 2012
    71
    Even when they're digging into the grit of a country's flaws or society's problems, the synth-driven hooks can be outright jovial.
  5. Jul 27, 2012
    90
    Their LP betrays nothing other than attention to detail, enviable knowledge of their musical history and the ability to chisel hunks of belligerent punk that could revitalise the genre.
  6. Jul 26, 2012
    40
    Hologram's monotone new wave reeks of a school band rehearsal, released into the wild before its time and without its signature song. [Aug 2012, p.100]
  7. Sometimes you can't ask for groundbreaking. Holograms is far more than good enough without such a label.
  8. 80
    They may be revisiting the fossilised concept of boredom, but they're bringing an original perspective.
  9. Jul 11, 2012
    70
    It's an album of razor-sharp irreverence, infectious energy and, beneath its surface, genuinely intelligent songwriting.
  10. Jul 11, 2012
    80
    Their self-titled debut LP packs a mighty wallop, matching a brutish, derisive attitude with whip-smart songwriting and compelling hooks.
  11. Jul 11, 2012
    75
    It's nothing new, sure, but it's proof that mining from the past is a surefire way to keep things sounding familiar yet fresh.
  12. 80
    It's never uninteresting on Holograms.
  13. Jul 11, 2012
    70
    Holograms have wholeheartedly embraced '80s post-punk icons like Wire or the Factory Records stable as jumping-off points, but managed to twist the influence into something more interesting than simple homage.

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