• Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2013
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    8
    This record is less fussy but retains the winning combination of sleek synth waves with aggressive guitar riffs. It doesn't branch out much,This record is less fussy but retains the winning combination of sleek synth waves with aggressive guitar riffs. It doesn't branch out much, but where it does go is positive. There is no filler here. With this album The Naked & Famous leave other contemporary wunderkind bands like Sleigh Bells and School Of Seven Bells in the dust. 'In Rolling Waves' is a near perfect combination of catchy pop hooks, dark electro soundscapes and guitar riffs that feel genuine. A great sophomore effort. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    7
    It's a good album. It channels more of the kind of sound from Punching In a Dream, which in my opinion, is one of their weaker songs fromIt's a good album. It channels more of the kind of sound from Punching In a Dream, which in my opinion, is one of their weaker songs from Passive Me, Aggressive You, but definitely one of their more popular. This album lacks the intensity and aggressiveness present on their EP's and some of Passive Me, Aggressive You. So while it's good, it's not as good as I wanted it to be. Full Review »
  3. May 18, 2015
    6
    Sounds more well-rounded out than PM,AY, which I wanted to love more. This album alone could stand on it's own, but each song as an individualSounds more well-rounded out than PM,AY, which I wanted to love more. This album alone could stand on it's own, but each song as an individual will stale after a spin or two. Still an ample listen. Full Review »