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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between former Girls drummer Darren Weiss and Daniel Presant.
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  1. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    The appropriately titled Tender Madness, more or less backs that notion [go big or go home] up with 12 emotionally charged slabs of Foster the People- and Killers-infused highway anthems, of both the fist-pumping and soul-searching varieties, that flirt with mainstream architecture yet retain enough of a ramshackle, post-slacker luster to appeal to fans of Weiss' previous outfit.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    Tender Madness is raw, yet alluring; it is unapologetically punk, with a better work ethic.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    64
    Tender Madness is catchy and musically inviting, but it falls short of the mark the members have set for themselves.
  4. When the songs descend into repetitive strummed choruses and tired imagery (“Ain’t it so good to be young in America and watch the world burn”, on ‘If The Moon Rises’) you realise a bit of rock-star pomp could’ve livened things up a little.
  5. Jan 7, 2014
    60
    Every track on Tender Madness sounds like it's been chiseled out of Mount Rushmore. [Jan 2014, p.124]
  6. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Guaranteed to make fans of the underground feel queasy. [Dec 2013, p.92]
  7. 45
    It was too easy for Weiss and Presant to make a record like this: they’ve not challenged themselves, and they’ve certainly not challenged the listener.
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