The Postelles - The Postelles
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    Where the Postelles excel over Hammond's band is in how sublimely relaxed they sound.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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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