In Heaven - Twin Sister
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    100
    It's one of 2011's finest pop records: 10 tracks of dreamy, weirdo hi-fi pop that grooves, sparkles, and hums with clipped beats and smooth drums.
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    In Heaven sees them take the scenic route to vindicating their claim to be pop with a capital P, maintaining enough of their atmospheric qualities without being in thrall to any genre's limitations.
  3. 80
    For such a young band, Twin Sister has crafted a work of real emotional depth, and molded lots of interesting musical bric-a-brac into a record that will stay long in the memory and longer in the heart.
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    74
    In Heaven is just what you would expect to come out of a summer house in the depths of winter-dreamy and blissful, but at times lonesome and haunting.
  5. Oct 5, 2011
    70
    Twin Sister has a sound, a well-produced, dreamy, indie synth-pop, slightly funky sound, and In Heaven sees the band blend teaspoons of different genres into that mix.
  6. Sep 26, 2011
    70
    As with their other work, In Heaven is intriguing but not completely satisfying, but that intrigue is tantalizing enough to keep listeners guessing.
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    20
    By attempting chillwave haze, Scando-Balearic sunlight, shoegaze and taut inoffensive grooves, Twin Sister are certainly en vogue, but also utterly inept. [Oct 2011, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    10
    The hooks on this are unbelievably good. The first listen may strike many listeners as slow, but once you get into it, this is it. Best album released in 2011, by FAR. If you have a bit of patience, this will hit you with a lasting permanence most indie records can't provide these days. I'm surprised to not see this on more end-year lists. Hurrr 2deep4u SPIN? Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2011
    7
    I don't even know why I picked up this album. I hated the singer's voice on "All around and away we go," I HATEHATEHATE disco revivalism, I hate how ever critic will simply label a new band "dream pop" if they have a female singer and clean guitars and call it a day, and honestly I hated the album cover a little bit. A.) This album, and Twin Sister themselves, are not dream pop. B.) "In Heaven" does sound like just another less-than-creative band going through the motions. But C.) This album is damn enjoyable. The production quality utilizes great space separation and just enough crisp compression. Andrea Estella's voice is just right throughout, with a smoky texture and off-and-on stark & discreet melodies. A refreshing lack of reverb easily puts this band ahead of their contemporaries. All of the band members are locked in, and when the hooks aren't catchy they still maintain a decent groove.
    I wouldn't guarantee that anyone could love this album, as I'm still not sure I do, but it's definitely worth 2 listens.
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  3. Oct 2, 2011
    4
    On their last release, Color Your Life EP, Twin Sister managed to deliver a diverse and interesting set of songs. While In Heaven is definitely more coherent (indie and dream pop dominate the album), it has little energy. There is no standout track such as All Around and Away We Go and most of the material feels tedious. Kimmi in a Rice Field saves the record â Expand