P.D.A.

  • Record Label: Tomlab
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 80
    What elevates this bove a cheeky tribute is the unselfish sweetness that Schwartz mixes with his smarts. [Feb 2008, p.94]
  2. Schwartz's insinuating songwriting and appealingly mewling voice remain intact amid the grooves, which split the difference between low-tech, low-affect variations on modern R&B and early-'80s synth-pop.
  3. The joy and silliness are enough to keep the record out of sleazy Har Mar Superstar territory, but it also means that there is a serious lack of substance on the record.
  4. Under The Radar
    50
    Walking the line between sexed-up absurdity and reverent Top 40 R&B, they obviously have an affinity for the material, with Schwartz purring and swooning over Yasuda’s electronic grooves. [Winter 2008]
  5. Designed as disposable pop, it’s getting less relevant with each passing minute.
  6. Simply put: the lyrics are simply too vacuous and cliched, the production tinny and lacking any real thump, and Scwhartz’ charm? Nowhere to be found.
  7. Neither here nor there, the funklesss would-be dancefloor fodder of P.D.A. frankly comes off D.O.A.
  8. Alternative Press
    30
    The songs feature countless tired hip-pop cliches: gratuitous scratching, tinny programmed beats, burbling keyboards and faux-sexy lyrics. [Mar 2008, p.147]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Lena
    Feb 7, 2008
    9
    Great songwriting. This music makes me happy.
  2. AllenB.
    Jan 29, 2008
    9
    PDA is a great pop album-kind of a meta commentary on pop culture but totally sincere at the same time.