Summer Camp - Summer Camp
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 6, 2013
    90
    This is a record with so much swagger, poise and confidence it could have been recorded by a band twice their age.
  2. Dec 4, 2013
    80
    Summer Camp is their second album and it offers another delicious slice of sun-drenched, '80s influenced alt-pop. [Nov-Dec 2013, p.98]
  3. 80
    Farewell to Condale, the ’80s teen-flick soundstage for Summer Camp’s brilliant rom-pop 2011 debut; welcome to the slick ’90s house club of their equally impressive second.
  4. Sep 10, 2013
    80
    All in all, Summer Camp have offered up a wholly enjoyable second effort, possessing of a homespun charm that bears more similarities to those early Myspace demos than predecessor 'Welcome To Condale'.
  5. Sep 6, 2013
    80
    Summer Camp are no longer a memory of a pop band, but the real thing. [Oct 2013, p.75]
  6. 70
    Summer Camp is a tribute to their talents, the duo having ducked the “second album syndrome” so adroitly with this release.
  7. 70
    It’s a charming record, but one likely to be appreciated to its fullest only in the dingiest times of the year, those days when you find yourself in need of a reminder of sunnier months just to keep going.
  8. Oct 17, 2013
    60
    Put Summer Camp in the category of bands that are too good to ignore, but too uneven to truly embrace. Summer Camp is frustrating proof of that sad fact.
  9. Sep 6, 2013
    60
    While the album at large maintains the lusciously rich production levels (a marked improvement over their prior LP, which was a stodgy and undercooked thing) there are frequent moments where a self-conscious attempts to inject ‘maturity’ into the song writing undercuts their former charms.
  10. Oct 16, 2013
    48
    In playing it this safe, Summer Camp is just another entry in an increasingly trivial catalog.
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  1. Oct 4, 2013
    7
    An incredible indie pop album that sounds so fresh while still incorporating music from the 70s and the 80s, the lyrics deal with teenage/young adult life, heartbreak and lost love. Adults can play this album and remember their adolescence with joy and young people can have this as their soundtrack to their ongoing life. "Summer Camp" is simply a record that anyone can identify with. Key tracks are "Crazy", "Fighters", "Phone Call" and "Pink Summer". Full Review »