True Romance

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  • Summary: The debut album for the British indie rock trio.
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  1. As debuts go, True Romance is an astonishing statement of intent – if they’ve got any more ideas left after the 10 tunes here we could have a rather special band on our hands.
  2. Uncut
    Classic pop songwriting with a twist is the order of the day, with watertight barbershop harmonies spooned onto layers of intricately arranged organ, while lyrics are unabashedly lovestruck. [Jun 2009, p.93]
  3. While revelling in the dewy-eyed but wistful feel of 80s new pop and the Beach Boys, it sounds more timeless than retro.
  4. True Romance is more intriguing than any talk of peppy pop songs would suggest.
  5. They take their blue-eyed romanticism deadly serious, asking, "Wouldn't it be sweet if you could die from a broken heart?" like genuine kamikazes of love.
  6. Q Magazine
    On this debut LP they layer Britpop cheer with glam, funk, electro and Beach Boys harmonies, in a manner that's both tuneful and arch. [Jun 2009, p.123]
  7. With their abilities to self-censure and decide at what's fundamentally good gone seriously awry, the results are more likely to induce a rolling of eyeballs and suppressed sniggers rather than gasps of admiration.

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