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  • Summary: The debut album for the Reading, England, quintet was produced by Gareth Parton.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. For sure, dollops of Franz, Blur and Supergrass have been whisked into this epileptic mix of guttural, quick-witted punk-pop but Little Death is no pre-packaged ready-bake; it’s an improvised, home-cooked palate-whetter, coated in rhythm and sprinkled with bite.
  2. Perfect pop without the pretence, basically.
  3. Tellingly, there isn't a weak song here, just 13 slices of original Pirate material. [Mar 2008, p.108]
  4. Little Death is indie for the fanzine generation, 12 blazing little fires of warmth that'll connect stylishly with the masses too.
  5. Little Death may well resemble stolen kisses behind the bike shed rather than an evening of prolonged love making with the object of your desire, but that is still preferable to a night in with just a box of Kleenex for company.
  6. 60
    Pete & The Pirates have a handful of great pop songs to balance out the weight of their obvious influences. [Mar 2008, p.97]
  7. 60
    As a snapshot of Friday night through Monday morning in 36 minutes flat, this is a joy. [Mar 2008, p.106]

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. RaphS.
    May 14, 2008
    10
    one of the best albums so far in 2008. who cares about influences?! if these bite-size chunks of warm fuzzyness don't sweeten your day one of the best albums so far in 2008. who cares about influences?! if these bite-size chunks of warm fuzzyness don't sweeten your day then maybe you have bigger problems. fragile and energetic at the same time. Expand
  2. JoeP.
    Apr 20, 2008
    10
    In a year where so much badly conceived, badly written rip off material seems to qualify as Indie, Pete & The Pirates come to save the world. In a year where so much badly conceived, badly written rip off material seems to qualify as Indie, Pete & The Pirates come to save the world. Perfect pop, written with wit and played by a band who clearly understand their market. Class. Expand
  3. AriM.
    Apr 16, 2008
    8
    Good simple brit pop, not lyrical strong but the tunes carry themselves, not a record to be taken too seriously.
  4. AntoniosC.
    Jan 18, 2009
    8
    Pretty nice, good lyrics.