Romantic Comedy - Big Troubles
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  • Summary: The second album for the indie pop band led by Alex Craig and Ian Drennan was produced by Mitch Easter.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. Oct 4, 2011
    83
    Fortunately, the songwriting matches the level of ambition on Romantic Comedy, with Craig and Drennan expanding on their bedroom-pop roots with lush, exquisite arrangements that remain rooted in shiny guitars, simple rhythms, and bright hooks.
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    While obviously studying their heroes with a fine tooth comb, Big Troubles has done a perfect job of combining past and present guitar pop into one 30 minute stew.
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    76
    It's the songs alone that kill you on Romantic Comedy, and that's a good thing.
  4. 70
    We gain a clearer glimpse of dual singer/songwriters Alex Craig and Ian Drennan's knack for pleasant hooks and intelligent pop lyrics,
  5. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    The only downside to the album is that the songs begin to blend together a little by the end, but in a comfortably warm way instead of a boring, take-the-record-off-now kind of way.
  6. The record too often seems unsure of itself, the band uncertain of their ability to make this style of music conform to their rules rather than vice versa--a shame considering how talented Craig and Drennan are when it comes to melody and song.
  7. Oct 3, 2011
    50
    Big Troubles seem happy to drift along in a melancholic haze or a sun-drenched lackadaisical dream and let their well-produced but ultimately forgettable songs dissipate around them.

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