Lights Out - Big Deal
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  • Summary: The debut album for the duo of American-born Kacey Underwood and London-native Alice Costelloe was coproduced with Dean Reid.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 12, 2011
    80
    One of the year's more delightful debuts.
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    80
    Whether for its bounty of warm guitar textures or for its still-rare insight into a distinctly female perspective on young love, Lights Out is surprising, sincere and, above all, a success.
  3. 80
    Underwood and Costelloe have explored their broken hearts in a way that strikes at the core of all of us.
  4. Oct 12, 2011
    70
    Perhaps the highest praise of Lights Out is that it portrays the gamut of romantic and sexual longings and emotions of adolescence with the honesty that you would expect from someone who recently experienced them, but with poise, melodic nous and a musical maturity that doesn't forsake youthful vitality.
  5. Jan 11, 2012
    60
    Hazy, heart-broken boy/girl indie-rock reveries.[Dec. 2011 pg. 96]
  6. Oct 12, 2011
    60
    There's something ageless about these songs that make them art-school tasteful rather than genuinely unsettling. [Oct 2011, p.112]
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    20
    Contrived, sterile garbage.

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  1. Jan 25, 2012
    5
    A boy, a girl and a couple of electric guitars playing some simple chords. A simple, tried and true formula, but Big Deal seems to haveA boy, a girl and a couple of electric guitars playing some simple chords. A simple, tried and true formula, but Big Deal seems to have forgotten something in the equation. The lyrics and singing style (no harmonies, just the boy and girl singing the exact same notes for the entire album) get stale pretty quickly. Expand