Teenager - The Thrills
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  • Summary: The Irish band's third album and is again produced by Tony Hoffer.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
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  1. Arrested adolescence has rarely sounded so inviting. [26 Oct 2007, p.67]
  2. All in all, Teenager stands as both a distillation of the band’s strengths and an impressive step forward, and perhaps more importantly, an irony-free, immensely relatable look at the heady emotional extremes of youth.
  3. 80
    The theme of lost innocence is ideal for the sad sweetness of Conor Deasy’s voice, which has never sounded better than on 'This Year,' a rush of noise which restores the busked immediacy of their debut.
  4. Unusually for a Teenager, this album has taken a long time to come.
  5. 60
    The Thrills have matured into pretty crafty tunesmiths. [Nov 2007, p.125]
  6. The band is in fine form, and the compositions are solid, but they seem like they’re covering the same ground, and the freshness of a debut is never sustained three albums on.
  7. Teenager is as flat as the Mojave Desert, and, like a fusty pastel sweater bought as a birthday present, it's cosy yet bland.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. ElaineS
    Aug 3, 2007
    10
    Its been well worth the wait for The Thrills 3rd record Teenager, its a work of art, I love the melodies and the lyrics, the mandilon brings Its been well worth the wait for The Thrills 3rd record Teenager, its a work of art, I love the melodies and the lyrics, the mandilon brings that extra magic to the songs. Its great to have the 3 records, each one different but with the great difinitive stamp of The Thrills through them:-) I bought the special edition which has a 70 minute DVD called The End of Innocence, was great to take the journey with the band through their early days till now. Well worth the purchase and if you don't own the first 2 records you should buy them too just to see the great diversity and talent of this great band! Expand
  2. Adam
    Jul 29, 2007
    9
    Grows on you with every listen. There most impressive album to date, despite not having as many stand-out singles. Too many reviewers will Grows on you with every listen. There most impressive album to date, despite not having as many stand-out singles. Too many reviewers will give it one listen and think same 'ol same 'ol. Pity. Expand
  3. AfrofromAbove1979
    Jul 27, 2007
    8
    Not is the best album of 2007 of course not is the best album of them but is a nice album, the first 5 songs are the best in the album
  4. PacPec
    Jul 27, 2007
    7
    Give it a listen. Or two. Grows on you.