Sob Story


Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    This ought to be the album that launches Spectrals out of the expanses of the insider underground. And if it doesn’t, it’s still one of the best records of 2013.
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    An album that ups the radio-friendly factor without compromising any emotion.
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    It’s clear from even the most half-hearted listen that Spectrals have found their niche space on Sob Story.
  4. Jun 17, 2013
    Best to ignore these two misfits [ballads "Sob Story" and "In a Bad Way"] and think of all the finely played and sung modern guitar pop that surrounds them. Because that stuff will make fans of Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, and all the bands who have stolen from them through the years very happy and satisfied indeed.
  5. 70
    This certainly won’t be the most original album you’ll hear this year, but it will be one of the most charming, and the rate at which Jones is managing to churn out quality pop songs bodes well for the future, and means you can forgive him Sob Story‘s occasional misstep.
  6. Jun 13, 2013
    Louis' new-found confidence oozes from the songs here; it may just be his first steps in the quest to emulate his old rock 'n' roll heroes.
  7. Jun 27, 2013
    The album is at its best when Jones delivers brisk, bright rock with endearing hooks... Things begin to lag when Jones drops the tempo and tries his hand at balladry.

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