Major

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. While Major has a good solid handful of inspired moments, none of this material comes close to approaching the plane as that Fang Island were operating on before.
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    60
    Much of this record deals in warm West Coast pop, its hair-rock extensions grafted on to hazy melodies and harmonies
  3. Jul 30, 2012
    50
    This is the main strength of Fang Island's songwriting, their ear for power-pop catchiness. But they've also implicitly revealed their fatal flaw: they don't give you enough of a sense of suspense and release which makes those climaxes your favourite parts.
  4. Jul 26, 2012
    50
    Major moves some distance away from Fang Island's core aims, and their first record's core strengths--instead offering up a collection of tracks which do far too little, for far too long.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 3, 2012
    5
    Fang Island has crafted a record that is as annoying as it is emotionless. Their stadium rock esque riffs headline each song, and devoid anyFang Island has crafted a record that is as annoying as it is emotionless. Their stadium rock esque riffs headline each song, and devoid any track of the little sincerity they had in the first place. It's almost as if Fang Island's greatest inspiration is the recent crop of preteens that believe the only case in which modern music is worthwhile is when it worships classic rock as much as their selves. Major's greatest crime is not in being necessarily bad; it's in it's inherent misguidedness. Full Review »