• Record Label: Barsuk
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 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]
  2. By itself, Mountaintops is a big, dry album that doesn't move you anywhere.
  3. 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]
  4. Sep 9, 2011
    60
    These moments of stepping outside of the indie pop comfort zone are what give Mountaintops a bit of zest, but it's also what makes the album less than a stellar affair.
  5. Sep 13, 2011
    55
    Mountaintops is a decent pop record, and will surely add a few fan favorites to the live set, but for a duo that did so much with just two instruments, they too often do less with more here.
  6. Nov 3, 2011
    50
    The quieter moments on Mountaintops work best....Because this is primarily a direct, uncompromising collection, the weak songs stick out like sore thumbs. [Oct 2011, p.105]
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    50
    It only leaves one hungry for a real Mates of State record.

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