Too True

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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the indie pop band led by Dee Dee Penny was produced by Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner of the Raveonettes.
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Rimbaud Eyes
You got rimbaud eyes You got rimbaud eyes You got! Truly, I have wept too much In the dawns are heart breakers Every moon is atrocious, every sun... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Magnet
    Feb 21, 2014
    85
    Once it works its way through your ears, Too True won't leave your head anytime soon. [No. 106, p.56]
  2. Mojo
    Jan 23, 2014
    80
    Rather than being derivative, this album is a perfect pop balance of cliche and rawness, with mythic ambition and songs that make you a three-minute hero. [Feb 2014, p.95]
  3. Jan 28, 2014
    80
    Sleek and sophisticated, this third full-length careens from muscular blasts of ’80s guitar rock (“In the Wake of You”) to spectral ballads (“Are You Okay?”).
  4. Jan 24, 2014
    70
    Interestingly, the album itself isn't “too true”--rather, it’s just true enough.
  5. Jan 29, 2014
    70
    At its core, it's just unabashed pop songwriting with some influences firmly worn on the sleeve.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jan 28, 2014
    60
    An engaging, easy on the senses combination of murk and shine, then. [Feb 2014, p.115]
  7. 20
    Too True amounts to little more than a succession of cliches and wall-to-wall empty stylisation, with the femme four-piece seemingly unaware that mimicry is not art, and nor is seriousness the same as being a serious artist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    9
    This album rocks in so many ways: pop, alternative, electronic - even a touch of rock-goth. There's something here for everybody without beingThis album rocks in so many ways: pop, alternative, electronic - even a touch of rock-goth. There's something here for everybody without being spread out too thin. Nice vocals. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    8
    This album is excellent. Songs are short, concise and very 80s retro. Becomes addictive with repeated listens. Totally pleased with this.This album is excellent. Songs are short, concise and very 80s retro. Becomes addictive with repeated listens. Totally pleased with this. Recommended to several friends. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2014
    6
    I probably expect too much of Dum Dum Girls, but that's only because End of Daze and Only in Dreams are fantastic albums. Too True is good...I probably expect too much of Dum Dum Girls, but that's only because End of Daze and Only in Dreams are fantastic albums. Too True is good... but it's kind of just meh as well. Things seem to have gotten hazier and more synth based, rather than previous albums where songs have a bit more clarity to them. Nothing really jumps out here. Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2014
    6
    Sweet and sensual, with a lot of jangly guitar pop and garage rock edge. 80's rock and new wave vibes find their way into this record as well.Sweet and sensual, with a lot of jangly guitar pop and garage rock edge. 80's rock and new wave vibes find their way into this record as well. Blondie was clearly a big influence here. The songs are dark and moody but like all their previous work, it has very underwhelming vocals and melodies. It is a much more clearer effort than anything they've done and that's great. The urgency here thought is pretty lacking. Overall it was okay. Expand