TRST - Trust
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    TRST is a hell of a debut. It's also a reminder that as ubiquitous as they may become, there's plenty of life in the old synth yet.
  2. Aug 9, 2012
    80
    TRST is a f**king great dance record. While it is so much more than this as well, considering the negative connotations "dance" can have within much music discourse, it's initially, at least, the album's most notable appeal.
  3. Jun 1, 2012
    80
    [Trust] hit upon a nifty formula that veers between mid-80s Depeche Mode and fruity Eurodisco. [Jul 2012, p.84]
  4. Mar 6, 2012
    80
    The truth is Trust are masters of delivery and flawless executioners, proving to be much better mechanics than designers.
  5. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    Equally capable of moving your ass as it is of rattling your nerves, TRST is probably one of the most haunting albums you might find yourself busting a move to in some time.
  6. 52 minutes is a pretty damn lengthy runtime for a debut synth-pop album, but TRST flies by.
  7. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    It's quite an impressive feat to combine goth rock with trance pop and still keep all your cool points, but that's exactly what Toronto's Trust have managed to pull off with their debut full-length.
  8. Feb 29, 2012
    74
    While the amount of raw material here may be daunting for some, there are plenty of surprising melodic moments to indulge in.
  9. 70
    Trust never want to be seen to be trying too hard, but finale 'Sulk' is where it all comes together, like Chromatics with an evil glint in their eye.
  10. 70
    They're crafty enough to pack TRST with enough of their own quirks and curveballs to make for a surprisingly fresh debut, one that'll likely prove difficult to follow.
  11. Mar 23, 2012
    60
    TRST is a sharp 'n' smartly entertaining synth-noir debut yet it falls just shy of hitting the truly big numbers.
  12. Nov 21, 2012
    40
    Trust have a problem in Robert Alfon's unengaging, reedy mid-range quiver of a voice. [Dec 2012, p.114]
  13. Mar 13, 2012
    40
    It is the very overfamiliarity with those same [80's] tropes that makes TRST an ultimately unsurprising, par for the course listen.
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    9
    This album is definitely going to be one of my favorites of the year, their tune "Bulbform" has been stuck in my head upon the first listen. Fantastic driving music, as long as you feel comfortable dancing in the seat of your car - TRST really gets the body moving. Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    Trusts debut album has been quite an interesting one. Filled with moody goth influenced dance tracks its really a breath of fresh air. This is what modern goth should be sounding like rather than the constant cloning of older death rock groups or Sisters of Mercy vocal clones. This is modern, haunting and exciting. This is a re-imagined updated Clan of Xymox with a jumpier beat and cleaner vocals. . Full Review »