Reality Check - The Teenagers
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Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: The debut album for the French indie-pop trio based in London, England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 88
    The reasons we love the Parisians-by-way-of-London rockers are only partially for their adolescent kitsch and filth. [Winter 2008, p.97]
  2. 80
    The Teenagers are pretty damn good at distilling all things incredible, wicked and true about being young.
  3. 80
    True, every song here is virtually identical, but at least it's a great song. [Apr 2008, p.94]
  4. Reality Check is best approached with caution, but it's worth a listen.
  5. Even though the formula is a winning one (and sounds pretty thrilling in small doses), by the end of the album you feel like you were listening to one really long song.
  6. If you’ve got the savvy to work out how some of Reality Check is actually occasionally brilliant, then you should also be able to figure out it’s also absolute shit.
  7. Regardless of whether Reality Check is "bad" or simply bad, The Teenagers belong on the scrap heap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JimF.
    Apr 20, 2008
    9
    Love. This. Record.
  2. YorkD.
    Mar 25, 2008
    9
    It contains six potential singles. Fresh and funny!
  3. MycroftW.
    Mar 27, 2008
    8
    Maybe I liked their frankly fantastic remixes better, and it is definitely not the most varied album in the world, but it is nevertheless a Maybe I liked their frankly fantastic remixes better, and it is definitely not the most varied album in the world, but it is nevertheless a lot more fun to listen to than a lot of the records the critics will be rating this year. Expand
  4. MattA.
    Apr 9, 2008
    8
    Hey critics take it easy on the Teenagers. This album deserves an 8 for "Homecoming" alone.
  5. LuisT.
    Jun 27, 2008
    8
    It likes me.