So Long, See You Tomorrow

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  • Summary: Produced by lead singer Jack Steadman, the fourth release for the indie band was written while traveling in Asia and Europe.
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Luna
I will bathe myself Then I'll wear you for the night Colors fading, frayed at the sides (You're changing in the light) Oh why is your face so pale... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. If you want a refreshing, imaginative, heartfelt record which manages to be fun and emotional at once, So Long, See You Tomorrow provides everything you could want. Bombay Bicycle Club are the best at what they do.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    80
    There are times when it feels sporadic and fragmented--with so many different elements crammed in to each track--but ultimately, it is the sound of a band pushing themselves further than they’ve ever gone before.
  3. 80
    An entrancing, accomplished, and often uplifting record that will be heralded by the time the semi-tropics of a British summer arrive. A triumphant return.
  4. Alternative Press
    Feb 20, 2014
    70
    The sprawl of such tracks will take some listens to process, but the incentive is the band's melodic sense, undiminished from their early days, and sometimes immediately sublime. [Mar 2014, p.88]
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2014
    60
    Bombay Bicycle Club might have veered all over the track, switching between the folk lane and the electronic one, elbowing indie-pop out of the way, but they still aren't setting the pace. [Mar 2014, p.112]
  6. Jan 30, 2014
    60
    With Steadman taking production duties, the album's ambition is palpable; and yet that ambition feels undermined by his diffidence as a singer, the lack of blood and pulse in his lyrics, the marshmallow softness of his voice.
  7. 40
    It sounds as if it’s designed to slip down as smoothly as possible, but accordingly, each song slips too readily from the memory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    I am not sure that this album is as good as "A Different Kind of Fix". However, this is another excellent one by Bombay Bicycle Club.

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    I am not sure that this album is as good as "A Different Kind of Fix". However, this is another excellent one by Bombay Bicycle Club.

    If "A Different Kind of Fix" is equivalent to Radiohead's "OK Computer", then "So Long, See You Tomorrow" would be "Kid A" (I'm not saying that those albums are as good as one another). It offers more of the same kind of music, but its style is just different enough to stand out enough on its own.

    "So Long, See You Tomorrow" is hard to say what type of style it actually would fall under because every song sounds pretty different just as the songs did on "A Different Kind of Fix". I would say the songs on here are better written and less reliant on repeating riffs like say on "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep" and "Shuffle".

    Those negative reviews I read are absolutely CRAZY! I will say that. I would like to have a conversation with each of those journalists about this album. To me this is what music is supposed to sound like--lots of layers and melodies accompanying each other to make something beautiful and unique.

    Anyways, I would buy the whole album. You shouldn't be disappointed by a single song on here, unless "Carry Me" is too experimental for you.
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  2. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    This album isThis album is BEASTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ITS SUCH AN AMAZING ALBUM Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    Vibrant and bursting with hypnotic beauty, "So long see you tomorrow" is the lost gold Bombay Bicycle club have been striving to achieve forVibrant and bursting with hypnotic beauty, "So long see you tomorrow" is the lost gold Bombay Bicycle club have been striving to achieve for years. A truly unforgettable album! Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2014
    8
    The best thing about this band is that they have freely explored many musical styles and so have not become too rooted or anchored by oneThe best thing about this band is that they have freely explored many musical styles and so have not become too rooted or anchored by one genre. Every album is like hearing a new band and this one is no different. They have really committed to surprising us. Here you hear them meddle with some Bollywood sounds (IKR?!) and delve into a bit of soft trance occasionally. It's a very light, expansive album and beautifully produced. Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2014
    7
    The general feeling I get from this record is one of underwhelming. I really enjoyed its predecessor "A Different Kind of Fix" and still thinkThe general feeling I get from this record is one of underwhelming. I really enjoyed its predecessor "A Different Kind of Fix" and still think its a record well worth checking out. "So Long Until Tomorrow" sounds like it was made by a band who are bored with themselves and bored by being in a band. This doesn't necessarily mean that this is a bad record. It is listenable throughout and there are a couple of interesting moments but too much of it sounds like Bombay Bicycle Club on autopilot. Take "Feel" for example, a track that starts off with an interesting eastern infused melody before drifting away into tap along mediocrity. "Come To", the album's penultimate track is the standout, a great electronica based track, full of imagination and weird little samples and this is hopefully a sign of things to come from the band. Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2015
    6
    Compared to A Different Kind of Fix, where tracks frequently jumped out, So Long feels slightly less memorable for me; you can definetely hearCompared to A Different Kind of Fix, where tracks frequently jumped out, So Long feels slightly less memorable for me; you can definetely hear the ambition with this band, but simultaneously, there's alot missing as well that was definetely their on their undoubtedly best album A Different Kind.... Expand
  7. Apr 10, 2014
    4
    Album starts strong with its opener but falls victim to overproduction and simply boring tunes. A couple of good cuts here, but it's marredAlbum starts strong with its opener but falls victim to overproduction and simply boring tunes. A couple of good cuts here, but it's marred down with an album that's not worth more than one listen. Expand

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