Ways To Forget - Clock Opera
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    Coldplay-style ascendance is entirely within reach. [May 2012, p.92]
  2. Apr 24, 2012
    80
    Ways To Forget is a bar-raiser--an album of intelligent synth-pop bubbling with humanity.
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    Clock Opera have delivered a debut which, just about, delivers.
  4. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    Not quite yet the coherent full album that its time in the making hinted at, but nonetheless a welcome addition to record collections.
  5. 70
    Clock Opera's brand of mutilated pop music shimmers as a genuinely profound musical experience. Excuse the awful pun, but their time is most definitely now.
  6. Much like their genre, Clock Opera's music is nothing new, but has charming roots.
  7. Apr 27, 2012
    60
    If the themes ate familiar then at least Clock Opera imbue them with a twisty, nervous heroism instead of indie's usual fatalist whingeing. [May 2012, p.94]
  8. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    The album captures little of the Opera's live spirit.
  9. Apr 30, 2012
    40
    Amidst the overstuffed yet predictable arrangements, the middle-of-the-road sentimentalism and lack of killer tunes, these brief moments can't prevent Ways To Forget itself proving to be largely forgettable.
  10. Apr 24, 2012
    40
    More often than not, there's too much crammed in to be able pick those [beautiful] moments out.
  11. Every intro twinkles and every chorus swells effectively enough. But if indie carries on like this, we're gonna need a bigger landfill.
  12. 20
    Things limp from bad to tedious with 'White Noise', a song so passé it just bought its first shares in ITV Digital.

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