Mixed Emotions - Tanlines
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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut release for the Brooklyn-based duo of Eric Emm and Jesse Cohen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Mar 20, 2012
    83
    Those highs could climb higher, the lows could really crawl. But there's no question that Tanlines have found their path forward.
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    Even with Mixed Emotions' tumultuous gestation, Emm and Cohen have overcome, with a lean, lighthearted LP of which Toto would be proud.
  3. 80
    Mixed Emotions plays like a great debut.
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    70
    Sure the vibes are smooth, but Tanlines work very hard to make it look easy.
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    The [album] which flirt[s] with kitsch but never succumb[s] to it, can be unexpectedly poignant.
  6. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    Mixed Emotions achieves what a striking debut should, offering up some strong pieces with a singular identity, while also showing that Tanlines are willing to stretch themselves a bit, even if their experimentation might lead them to some dead ends.
  7. Mar 16, 2012
    20
    Most of the tracks are about as blank and sterile as an airport terminal.

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