The Slideshow Effect

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2012
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
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  1. Mar 7, 2012
    60
    The shift in styles more readily exposes the band's strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    60
    In all, this is an album that you might want to really like, but ultimately you'll probably feel a bit cold and aloof at the general lack of variance in the band's sound.
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    60
    It was brave of Memoryhouse to drastically change their approach on their first full-length, but while The Slideshow Effect has plenty of appealing moments, they don't add up to a satisfying album.
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    60
    They could do with a couple more uptempo nuggets like 'The Kids Were Wrong'.
  5. Uncut
    Feb 15, 2012
    60
    [The album recalls] the warm, breezy charms of labelmates Beach house. [Mar 2012, p.92]
  6. Feb 27, 2012
    50
    Her melodies sound tired and her deliveries sound rushed.
  7. Mojo
    Mar 23, 2012
    40
    Pale and pensive indie-pop, cooled to a chill, with [lead singer] Nouvion floating over a similarly tranquil, dreamy wash, like an American Sundays. [Apr 2012, p. 90]
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  1. Jul 31, 2012
    7
    a solid first full length album from a promising young dreampop group. While not the "can't miss album" that their years ep was, its stilla solid first full length album from a promising young dreampop group. While not the "can't miss album" that their years ep was, its still very solid. Denise continues to grow into a very talented singer and front woman, and evan seems to have decided to focus his efforts more on guitar work rather than brooding synths. Highly recommended for any fan of dreampop or indie rock. Full Review »