Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jul 3, 2012
    The album's a bold move for a band that had just gotten the ball rolling, and it should only boost its momentum.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 23, 2012
    The first sound you hear on the opening track of POP ETC
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    The Morning Benders were fantastic. Big Echo was one of my favorite albums of 2010 with an incredibly smooth and coherent sound. Each track was pop gold. When they covered "Last Nite" on Stereogum's 2011 "Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It," I was extremely excited at the new - heavier electronic - direction in which The Morning Benders were moving. They were at a crossroad with tons of opportunity in front of them. Unfortunately, with their change in name the band seems to have decided to abandon all their history and start from scratch. In my opinion, this was a horrible mistake as POP ETC falls short of The Morning Bends in every way. Full Review »