One Thousand Pictures - Pete & the Pirates
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  • Summary: Brendan Lynch produced the British indie rock band's sophomore album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 10, 2011
    90
    Thankfully, One Thousand Pictures was well worth the wait.
  2. 80
    One Thousand Pictures is pop in a tar-pit--black and sticky, but wonderfully pure at heart.
  3. May 23, 2011
    80
    Sounding this simple is not always easy and for fans of pop with depth, Pete & The Pirates are a treat. [Jun 2011, p.100]
  4. May 23, 2011
    70
    The heavier, dirtier mood suits these Pirates--the spirit of 1979 burns bright.
  5. May 24, 2011
    70
    The album's coda lacks snap--as if 13 tracks was too big an ask--and while increased cynicism lends One Thousand Pictures extra weight, it is not a catch-all. Still, here be treasure... and a little sand.
  6. May 23, 2011
    60
    PATP are on no less poppily compelling form with their sophomore LP, but display a new, darkly rocky drive and increased lyrical cynicism. [Jun 2011, p.93]
  7. May 27, 2011
    40
    Tempos ate slower, moods are darker, moments of infectious pop few and far between. [Jun 2011, p.119]

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  1. Jun 9, 2011
    10
    Pete and the Pirates are simply the best pop band in the UK. this second album just confirmed that.
    Motorbike, United, Half moon Street,
    Washing Powder, Winter 1, Little Gun, Cold Black Kitty, Come to the bar, Blood gets thin, Can't fish they are all potential singles. it's amazing how easy is for them to create perfect pop songs. I wish you all the best Pirates, you definitely deserve it Expand