Sports - Weekend
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  • Summary: This is the San Francisco-based trio's debut full-length release.
  • Record Label: Slumberland
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Noise Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 1, 2010
    91
    The result should be unbearably bleak and self-absorbed, but Sports catches Weekend gazing not at its shoes, but into its soul.
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    90
    For a band still very much in its infancy, Sports is an astonishing body of work far beyond any kind of expectation you'd put at its creators' feet.
  3. With these influences placed front and center in their tunes, Weekend runs the risk of being written off as a derivative clone; as a band more interested in replicating their heroes than building off the foundation they laid. Fortunately, Weekend has enough personality to ward off this unfair label.
  4. 75
    The shoegazy noise genre is again slowly creeping toward the pop spectrum, and Sports might push it even farther toward the indie mainstream, but it needs a new tag - let's call it blackout pop.
  5. Dec 1, 2010
    71
    Though it's their first time out, Weekend has created a record that bellows out of speakers, that bites and sometimes doesn't play fair. Though uneven in areas, Sports packs a sucker punch. Best sit still and brace yourself.
  6. Dec 23, 2010
    70
    You expect Sports to hit its genre marks. When it admirably swings for the fences, you can't help but ask for more. [Year End 2010, p.74]
  7. Jan 3, 2011
    40
    Listening to Sports, you kind of get the feeling that the band was signed because it's such a generic noise-pop vehicle.

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