Optica - Shout Out Louds
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Mar 5, 2013
    8
    Never cared for The Shout Out Louds before. But, this album Optica is like Cocteau Twins perfected. It is yet another album in a long line of 80s electronic retro to come out in recent years (see Drive Soundtrack, Kavinsky, Divine Fits, Kaiser Chiefs, etc.). Optica feels like a well-thought-out ode to that era of music. Songs are restrained, well-written and easy to listen to. TheNever cared for The Shout Out Louds before. But, this album Optica is like Cocteau Twins perfected. It is yet another album in a long line of 80s electronic retro to come out in recent years (see Drive Soundtrack, Kavinsky, Divine Fits, Kaiser Chiefs, etc.). Optica feels like a well-thought-out ode to that era of music. Songs are restrained, well-written and easy to listen to. The instrumentals are so good, the singing frequently gets in the way. This will take a few more listens, but, one of the better albums in early 2013. Expand
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 13, 2013
    60
    Functional yet uninspiring, Optica is pop as Ikea catalog. [Jun 2013, p.104]
  2. May 9, 2013
    60
    In the end, it’s all a little too demure to really shout out loud about.
  3. 70
    OK, at Disneyland. Yes, on drugs.