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  • Summary: Produced by Samuel Bing and Julian Wass, the third release for the Los Angeles pop collective features Sinosa Loa on lead vocals.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    80
    They have made their most consistent release yet, stretching the earworm-y catchiness their album Weeds employed.
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    75
    The False Alarms finds Fol Chen stripping off its makeup and taking a good, hard look in the mirror.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    75
    This is Fol Chen's sharpest full-length yet, gaining cohesion from the often mechanically warped vocal presence of new frontwoman Sinosa Loa. [No. 97, p.55]
  4. Mar 20, 2013
    70
    Fol Chen could probably stand to become even more accessible on their next album, but on The False Alarms, they still make listeners lean in close to hear exactly what's going on, and still leave them wanting more.
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    70
    There is enough in The False Alarms to suggest Fol Chen has a bright future, even with songs whose lyrics sometimes allude to a barren one.
  6. Mar 20, 2013
    69
    The other half of The False Alarms, while not a complete wash, finds the band sounding lost.
  7. Mar 22, 2013
    40
    Neither opera nor house, The False Alarms disappoints in every possible way. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.92]

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