Sunshine - Talk Normal
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    This is a great record. Talk Normal are clearly indebted to the foundations of post-punk and no wave, but crucially they never feel like a throwback.
  2. Jan 18, 2013
    80
    Dreamy and cacophonous. [Feb 2013, p.98]
  3. Jan 11, 2013
    80
    Their second full length album, Sunshine--which had its US release back in October--wonderfully demonstrates the finesse necessary to play noise rock.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    80
    While Sugarland's alien rawness is missed occasionally, Sunshine reveals a Talk Normal that is a little more immediate and a lot more assured.
  5. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    Sunshine shows a strong working dynamic between the two members of Talk Normal that can only continue to strengthen.
  6. Oct 24, 2012
    77
    Sunshine turns simple words and sounds into something larger.
  7. Jan 18, 2013
    70
    The music is complex, but not in a Phillip Glass orchestral kind of way.
  8. Nov 8, 2012
    70
    Talk Normal invoke the bare and abstract, not the fully rendered or figured, and it feels like they are making not only the kind of music we never thought we'd be missing out on, but also the kind that would be hard to live without.
  9. 70
    On their sophomore LP, Sunshine, they keep to their twitchy aesthetic-hopping.
  10. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    The balance of melody to unease is rarely this well maneuvered.
  11. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    This is a violent force of targeted creativity.
  12. Feb 1, 2013
    60
    With a little less mess, and a little more hook, the band might find some truly zealous followers.
  13. Jan 24, 2013
    40
    Talk Normal have made an album that's by turns thrilling, frustrating and annoying, often within the same song. [Feb 2013, p.111]

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