Mountaintops - Mates of State
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  1. Their seventh album opens with a simulated big-pop anthem and maintains that size and momentum without compromising their ability to play the new songs live.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    83
    It's seldom less than catchy, and often moving as well.
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Mountaintops certainly isn't radically different from Mates of States' other albums, but when the band has this kind of rapport, there's no need to deviate.
  4. 70
    Take that undeniably delightful charm, add their increasingly laudable songwriting, and pepper in some wise instrumentation choices, and this makes for a strong album, one that bodes well for more in the future.
  5. Sep 14, 2011
    60
    The duo delivers all the exuberance of the Ting Tings, channeling the joys of domesticity, parenthood and conjugal intimacy with an infectious giddiness. [Oct 2011, p.93]
  6. Sep 13, 2011
    60
    Mountaintops is still well-crafted (if overwrought), but lacks the punch that'll make you sit up and take notice. [Oct 2011, p.109]
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    50
    It only leaves one hungry for a real Mates of State record.

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