Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    It's a timely refresh of rosy-cheeked indie-pop mores.
  2. 80
    It’s 17 near-perfect minutes that whisk you from sparkling seas across soft, white sands to smoky late-night bars beneath torrential rain, full of soul notes that lift the rafters. It’s a tiny, little, beautiful adventure.
  3. Jan 28, 2014
    70
    With their third release, the five-song Small Sound EP, Tennis complicate the easy breezy beautiful schtick with some positive results.
  4. Jan 28, 2014
    70
    It’s less formulaic and more freewheeling, seemingly feeding less off their influences while finding more of themselves.
  5. Jan 31, 2014
    60
    But for all its wandering into uncomfortable territories, Small Sound preserves the core of Tennis’s charm, and it's savvy of the duo to (hopefully) consign their elements of feet-finding to a stop-gap EP.
  6. 42
    Small Sounds does, as promised, show a subtle and seemingly natural shift in their sound as it morphs into more soulful, Motown-inspired grooves.

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