Young & Old - Tennis
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  • Summary: The second album for the husband-and-wife duo was produced by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 83
    The Black Keys' Patrick Carney, adds a Motown-y polish--but costs them a little of their debut's breezy spontaneity. [17 Feb 2012, p.72]
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    80
    Smart, soulful pop.
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    78
    [Producer Patrick Carney] allows the band to retain their innate sweetness while ever so deftly smudging the edges of their sunshiney sound.
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    70
    It's a collection that feels fresh and clean, uncomplicated by over-thinking.
  5. Feb 14, 2012
    67
    Songs like "Traveling" and "Robin" attempt to capture the same magic of Cape Dory but feel a bit out of place amongst all the displays of emotional angst elsewhere.
  6. Feb 24, 2012
    60
    It is still mostly sickly sweet sounds from Tennis, but the band must be commended for talking a bolder step the second time around.
  7. The result is an album that is still adrift at sea, unaware of the musical landscape around them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Jul 10, 2013
    9
    Tennis.. one of the bands out there that intrigues me and I'm always excited to see what they will do next. I adored "Cape Dory" and once this album came out I was very much surprised with how they had elevated their music while still keeping that beachy feel. "My Better Self" is one of the greatest moments on the album. "Cape Dory" runs a little bit smoother as a complete album listen in my opinion but "Young and Old" takes risks in a very subtle way. Sometimes less is more and Tennis does this beautifully. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    The Alain Moore & Patrick Riley duo, who BTW is happened to be married is back with their second album "Young & Old" in case of Tennis project . What to expect on album? Very solid dose of melodic rock, with lots of add-ons, backing vocals and very catchy choruses - such as great "High Road". On release we will find much inspiration with different varieties of for ex. surf rock ("Traveling", "Robin") or alternative ("Origins" Dreaming"). Expand