The Postelles - The Postelles
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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for the band formed while the members were in high school in Manhattan was produced by Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes.
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  1. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    Where the Postelles excel over Hammond's band is in how sublimely relaxed they sound.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    70
    Their debut--co-produced by the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr., who leaves his fingerprints all over the band's chiming guitars--swaggers with tales of lost love set to memorable melodies.
  3. Jun 6, 2011
    70
    The Postelles is remarkably polished and consistent for a debut. If you're looking for something fresh, you'd do well to look elsewhere.
  4. Dec 14, 2010
    60
    More stompers like "White Night" and "123 Stop," bubblegum throwbacks with a Wilson Pickett kick, would be welcome.
  5. Jun 7, 2011
    50
    The Postelles (who produced the remaining tracks themselves) spend most of their time re-creating Is This It? with scrubbed-up, squeaky-clean results. Ultimately, that's where the album fails.
  6. Dec 14, 2010
    40
    At their best, the Postelles sound recalls Elvis Costello, only poppier and sans drollness; at its worst, it's grown-up pop-punk with a weak handle on irony.
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