Romantic Comedy

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 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. Oct 12, 2011
    75
    They might have lost a little bit of character, but thankfully Big Troubles remain reliable writers of catchy pop songs.
  5. Magnet
    Nov 11, 2011
    70
    The songs' infectiousness outweighs their questionable stylizations. [#81, p. 53]
  6. Sep 29, 2011
    70
    Their overzealous sense of accomplishment can't be denied, especially when the album itself manages to never skip a beat.
  7. 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.
  8. 70
    We gain a clearer glimpse of dual singer/songwriters Alex Craig and Ian Drennan's knack for pleasant hooks and intelligent pop lyrics,
  9. 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.

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