Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 88
    The track's sonic cousin, "Burn Bridges," still stands tall on sparkly synth loops and bumper-sticker lyrics ("Burn bridges/Make yourself an island"), but the rest of the EP soars mostly on lo-fi surf pop made by landlocked youth using Casios and Fruity Loops in bored bedrooms.
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    What makes Sun Bronzed Greek Gods work is the band's innate understanding of the power of a killer hook, and their ability to turn them out effortlessly on each of the EP's seven tracks. Sincere, sharp, catchy, funny--maybe these songs are all you need to know about Dom after all.
  3. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    The seven songs on this EP, now being re-released onto the bigger stage through Astralwerks, are the epitome of the predominant contemporary mercurialism, where lo-fi electronic retro-futurism meets psyched-out garage.
  4. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    It remains to be seen if the loose, congenial vibe of Sun Bronzed Greek Gods can be sustained for more than this EP's 19 minutes, but betting against Dom might be foolhardy.
  5. 70
    They've set themselves up nicely here, already nipping on the heels of fellow slacker extraordinaires Surfer Blood and Yuck.
  6. 70
    Overall though, this is quite a solid and fun debut EP.
  7. Mar 1, 2011
    70
    Dom's sound has enough edge to satisfy the critics and enough energy to satisfy everyone else, but for what it's worth, this is the kind of album you don't have to think about for even a moment; sit back, sing a long, play it in the background, it doesn't matter. Just enjoy.
  8. Mar 1, 2011
    68
    Sun Bleached Greek Gods is a perfectly serviceable introduction to the latest hot-off-the-grill, young, immortal, unemployed, nearly insufferable bedroom pop outfit.
  9. Mar 1, 2011
    50
    It would be easy to interpret Sun Bronzed Greek Gods as overly processed or too insincere, but the songs' bright textures, insistent beats, and sweet harmonies make them very buttery to the palate. Sometimes, that's enough.
  10. 50
    The problem with this EP is that the rest of the songs draw too much from the past, trying to fit into the early rock feel.
  11. Mar 1, 2011
    50
    Dom certainly isn't the only band around turning to the most questionable parts of music's past, but just because they're not alone doesn't make it a less perplexing choice. It lends otherwise compelling pop songs an air of irony they don't need, and makes a well-composed and well-recorded EP sound too thin in spots.

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