That's How We Burn

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2010
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jaill's hard-working breeziness is what ultimately makes That's How We Burn such an effortlessly enjoyable listen.
  2. It's fairly inoffensive rock, but the music and melodies are remarkably accomplished, especially for an early outing.
  3. The consistent, unwavering quality songs make up for most of Jaill's derivativeness. It's pretty hard to write meaningful music out of such rooted conventions of guitar, drums, and bass, but That's How We Burn is engaging throughout, which is quite an achievement for a meat and potatoes rock band.
  4. Jaill's indie-major debut, That's How We Burn, further refines the strengths of its predecessor--tight, no-nonsense songwriting and straight-ahead arrangements with tinges of jangle and psych.
  5. 70
    What elevates their debut beyond your average twee-punk rager is the gentle psych dabblings.
  6. That's How We Burn's sonic normalcy would all but consign the record for the used record bins if this band didn't sound so damn good when they break out of the mold.
  7. For the most part this album is devoid of those special moments--no big choruses, no unexpected climaxes. Just 11 consistent tracks to perhaps one day rediscover, individually, while idly browsing your iPod's shuffle.
  8. Much of the record is stuck in a good but not great sound from 10 years back.

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