Trouble - Hospitality
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  • Summary: The second release for the Brooklyn indie pop trio was co-produced by Nathan Michel and Matt Boynton.
  • Record Label: Merge
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    This attention-grabbing sophomore grower beckons with a wicked lick. [No. 106, p.55]
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    80
    Trouble is--in more ways than one--a far more mature album than their debut, and it’s also a far better one.
  3. Jan 29, 2014
    80
    The Hospitality of yore does appear on some of the tracks, but it’s clear the group has pushed itself towards newer territories which, while a little enigmatic at first, suit them perfectly.
  4. 70
    Given the wider reach and greater ambition at play, Trouble is indeed a vastly improved Hospitality studio set. Admittedly, the album could have done with more a few more truly standouts statements.
  5. Jan 28, 2014
    70
    The Brooklyn trio's second album is a little more worry-worn and a little tougher-sounding--and it's all the better for it.
  6. 65
    They demonstrate a knack for so many areas it’s hard to predict where they may go in the next few years, although it’s a bit incoherent at times as the band schlep from one genre to another while still trying to hoist in their innate pop flair. This record’s a crossroads.
  7. Jan 23, 2014
    60
    Like Sleater Kinney reimagined for synth-pop teens. [Feb 2014, p.98]

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Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    7
    Much, much better than "Hospitality", but still not outstanding. A generally heavier feel and the singer's (don't know her name) voice isMuch, much better than "Hospitality", but still not outstanding. A generally heavier feel and the singer's (don't know her name) voice is flawless. A considerable effort all in all. Expand