Recover [EP] - Chvrches
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75

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  • Summary: This is the debut EP for the Scottish electric-pop trio of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    Chvrches are effortless and close to svblime.
  2. 80
    Expectations are high, sure, but the group has reassured their true believers with a solid cornerstone of an EP.
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    80
    Stop what you’re doing and get this EP, and keep going.
  4. Mar 26, 2013
    72
    [Title track "Recover" is] so freakishly great, there’s no way Chvrches can follow it--at least not on this EP.
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    70
    The trio’s past experiences may explain how it manages to exercise a seasoned talent for both variety and control.... The two “Recover” remixes, by Austria’s Cid Rim and U.K.-based Curxes, are filler. They’re pleasant on their own, but neither can hold up to the original.
  6. Mar 25, 2013
    70
    The band turns more toward heartfelt pop. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.103]
  7. Mar 26, 2013
    60
    Lauren Mayberry and her two beardo bandmates revisit the frosty New Wave of Yaz and early Depeche Mode while adding staccato, percussive glitches that echo but don't mimic the Eighties.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 5, 2013
    7
    The Mother we Share is such a great song that it deserves to be added to the annals of all time great pop songs not just great hooks and beats but an emotional quality throughout, lyrics, Lauren's voice that makes you want to dance and cry at the same time. It deserves a higher rating because if you read the Rolling Stone review, it seems the person who turns it into a score has misread it. Instead of 60 it should be 80. It's a good review. This happens a lot unfortunately. Buy the EP. Love it. Expand