Lacuna - Childhood
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the British rock band founded by Ben Romans-Hopcraft and Leo Dobsen.
  • Record Label: House Anxiety
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Dance-Rock
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    Taking common inspiration and twisting it into their own shape, Childhood have concocted a debut that’s more than capable of standing up to the rougher approach of their geographical peers. In doing so, they've uncovered a diamond.
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    80
    The pace is often just a little slower than you expect, or than feels natural, which allows those hooks room to breathe and creates the slightly stoned, beatific air that permeates Lacuna.
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    80
    Perhaps most impressively, is the record’s consistent hooks.
  4. Aug 8, 2014
    70
    It’s clear that, especially now they’ve released Lacuna, Childhood are indeed making the right kind of noises that’ll ably assist them in making that important career leap from dreamy infancy to artistic maturity.
  5. Aug 11, 2014
    70
    A promising debut with a few flashes of brilliance, Lacuna is an appealingly summery set of songs despite a few lulls in its energy.
  6. Aug 12, 2014
    61
    With Boyhood [the Richard Linklater film], you grow invested in the characters as they evolve over 12 years; you can enjoy the flow of Lacuna just as much, but in the 11 songs here, you just wish there was some character to begin with.
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    40
    While there are sprightly, smooth-cheeked moments--the bumptious riff of Blue Velvet, for example--there's a draining lack of invention or novelty. [Sep 2014, p.106]

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Score distribution:
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  1. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    Just found this album!! Best debut this year! Blue Velvet / You Could Be Different / Pay For Cool all my favourites! Can't wait for October tour with Jonny Marr Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    9
    This is great stuff guys. I'm new to this band, and just happened to see the rating on this site so I checked it out on iTunes, which actually released it on Friday. It's a dreamy, ethereal piece, without overdoing the snooze factor. Really well done and fully realized. Get the deluxe version: the bonus tracks are superb. Expand