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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based indie rock quintet.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    80
    L.A.-based quintet unleash positively euphoric debut. [Oct 2011, p.120]
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    80
    Never Trust a Happy Song is far from a cohesive album, but that actually works to its advantage--because it encapsulates the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows, of this emotional rollercoaster known as life.
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    Hopelessly happy, Grouplove should be required listening in seemingly hopeless times. [Oct 2011, p.107]
  4. 60
    A lot of them work; and some fall short. But even with that being said, for a debut, it's a fun, promising effort from a band who has already established themselves as a live show mainstay in the indie realm.
  5. Sep 8, 2011
    60
    The Californian quintet returns with a full-length release that quite literally recycles the acmes of their EP: "Colours" and "Naked Kids" return untouched and unchanged, while the remaining 10 tracks suggest the band may be a one-trick pony.
  6. Sep 8, 2011
    60
    On their own merits some of these tracks are classy pop songs, but there needs to be more depth and scope to Grouplove's sound if they are to look forward.
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    20
    The more you listen, the worse it gets.

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