Tides End - Minks
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Aug 12, 2013
    Although a very interesting album, Tides End fails to separate itself from the rest of the pop/alternative and electro albums that have flooded the music world. Tides End might have that 80's pop feel, but the music here is uninteresting and sounds like many other albums that delve into the world of 80's funk electro that this album tries to grasp, this album doesn't have potential because it reached it, and that's what is sad about it. Tides End feels familiar and none of the songs separate themselves from the others. Tides End isn't bad, but it isn't great, and it isn't anything new. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    It’s the change in an almost overall sound--when acts like The Human League, OMD, Ultravox, and Depeche Mode weren’t the only ones making ample use of keyboards--and Kilfoyle captures this incredibly well while retaining a still-in-formation yet already distinct MINKS sound, much in the way many formerly post-punk bands retained their own certain darkness throughout.
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    Songs such as Painted Indian and Everything's Fine offer a Balearic-tinged euphoria that ends up sounding like the band are at a party they were forced to go to. [Sep 2013, p.106]
  3. 50
    A portion of Tides End listens like a dramatic over-correction into the electro-pop realm. However, by album’s end, Kilfoyle and Verbos find the intersection between vocal melancholy and production excess.