Tarot Classics [EP] - Surfer Blood
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  • Summary: The indie rock band releases a six-track EP, which includes remixes by Speculator and Totally Sincere.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Tarot Classics so efficiently sets to buoyant, energetic music a viewpoint that is not only discontent but increasingly disinterested. And it's all somewhat hidden, because party tunes these can still be.
  2. Oct 25, 2011
    80
    Only four songs on here but it's a good four songs.
  3. 80
    Ultimately, Tarot Classics is a fun and welcome addition to any existing Surfer Blood fan's catalogue, even if it is unlikely to win over any new fans.
  4. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    For now, these four remaining songs from their indie days are perfectly competent, reminiscent of the Pixies, and hard to remember even though they're perfectly tuneful.
  5. 70
    Really, Surfer Blood always reminds us so much of the Pixies, and that isn't changing much with Tarot Classics. [Dec 2011, p.124]
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    70
    The pop pandering is a little shameless, sure, but that's half the fun.
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    60
    Growing pains and all, Tarot Classics does keep things interesting enough by working with and building on the qualities that helped Surfer Blood make a big splash with Astro Coast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    9
    Not as good as Astro Coast, but some very catchy tunes and a good EP from Surfer Blood. It seems to carry the same youthful nuance as exhibited in Astro Coast, but Tarot Classics is a more refined, which I didn't like. That being said, I can't wait for the third album. Expand
  2. j30
    Nov 27, 2011
    6
    Some catchy grooves by the Florida based band. EP's are hard to rate because their not a full album length so it leaves you wanting more and driving yourself crazy. The produced quality has hurt some of the charm that I liked from Astro Coast, but I still want more of it. Expand