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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4