Tape Deck Heart

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Apr 22, 2013
    50
    The reality though is that your ability to get on board with this record will depend more or less entirely on how you feel about its lyrical content.
  2. Mojo
    May 20, 2013
    60
    There's undeniable joie de vivre to the airpunching I want To dance but his "doing it for the kids" rhetoric and propensity to wallow in rose-tinted nostalgia gets a little corny. [Jun 2013, p.92]
  3. Apr 30, 2013
    60
    Long and short, it’s hit and miss.
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 18, 2013
    60
    Wisely, everything is as it was. [May 2013, p.111]
  5. 60
    It's punk-folk pop with its heart on its sleeve and urgency overwhelming reflection, closer to Green Day than, say, Leonard Cohen.
  6. Apr 29, 2013
    60
    Tape Deck Heart is curiously parochial, betraying an obsession with London, from Shoreditch to Battersea power station and the late Charing Cross Road Astoria.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BKM
    May 3, 2013
    8
    There aren't as many as invigorating, reach for the sky ballads as on his last album, but that doesn't mean that this is a rock record thatThere aren't as many as invigorating, reach for the sky ballads as on his last album, but that doesn't mean that this is a rock record that fails to rock. Tape Deck Heart is a rich and melodic set of folk/punk tunes dealing with Turner's usual themes of heartache, hope, redemption and the saving grace of rock and roll. Full Review »