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Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
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  1. 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.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    It's hard to say what it all amounts to apart from a collection of partly-cloudy-late-afternoon-sunshine, on-and-off '80s jams.
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    60
    It's certainly a promising debut, just one hampered by a songwriting scope that strips it of its own vitality rather than informing it.
  4. Uncut
    Mar 14, 2012
    60
    Sometimes the union flourishes, but at times it's a grab-bag that's fallen apart at the seems. [Apr 2012, p.87]
  5. May 9, 2012
    50
    The scattered approach showcased on this set needs polish and original thought to develop.
  6. Mar 22, 2012
    50
    There's a comforting softness to the album (only occasionally broken by a stray emotion in Eric Emm's vocals or a danceable tempo) that makes it perfect background music for working away in a cubicle or relaxing after a long day.
  7. Mar 14, 2012
    50
    Tanlines's debut comes across as well-meaning but overly earnest, overly-invested and trying hard to do many things at once.

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