Weird Little Birthday

  • Record Label: N/A
  • Release Date: Jun 16, 2014
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    80
    Weird Little Birthday is one of those albums that sounds like nothing much the first couple times you hear it, before you begin to lock onto the war between musical ease and lyrical dislocation.
  2. Jul 8, 2014
    80
    Weird Little Birthday is a superb debut, beautifully recorded, with everything in its right place.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jun 16, 2014
    80
    It's difficult not to warm to any record that quotes Prefab Sprout's Cars And Girls in one breath and uses the word "phlebotomist" in the next. [Jul 2014, p.109]
  4. Uncut
    Jun 16, 2014
    80
    Deft lyrical touches and a persuasive commitment nonetheless lift Happyness well above pastiche. [Jul 2014, p.74]
  5. 80
    Ultra-lo-fi, but an album nonetheless stuffed full of rich melodies and arch lyrical observations.
  6. Jun 16, 2014
    80
    Happyness switch effortlessly between fuzzy pop and downcast, desolate ballads, alternately thrilling and charming.
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    75
    While it initially comes off as ragged, lo-fi, and maybe even a bit haphazard, Weird Little Birthday is more enduring than its casualness and wry intimacy might initially suggest.
  8. 70
    Their eponymous EP was pretty great--and are showing on Weird Little Birthday that that’s not all hot air.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 3, 2015
    8
    Just stumbled upon this. Really a fantastic listen. For fans of Sparklehorse, Pisces-era Pumpkins, Pavement/Malkmus. Really an enthrallingJust stumbled upon this. Really a fantastic listen. For fans of Sparklehorse, Pisces-era Pumpkins, Pavement/Malkmus. Really an enthralling listen that will reveal itself more and more after a few listens. It's a fairly long album. Schedule some time with this one. Full Review »