- Summary: The second full-length release for the Dutch indie trio of Jaap van der Velde, Erik Woudwijk and Elias Elgersma was recorded in Amsterdam.
- Record Label: Sub Pop
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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Feb 12, 2020Only a few acts have really transcended local industry mores and enlightened amateurism to make something of truly wider, lasting appeal. And maybe none more so than The Homesick with this record, which should surely sneak through the gates of classic pop heaven.
Feb 7, 2020There is too much going on for The Big Exercise to be consigned to the background, and the album quickly demands that you either pay more attention to it or turn it off. If you like music that rewards the deep dive, it would be a mistake to turn off The Big Exercise. After all, this is pop.
MojoFeb 19, 2020Fans of self-possessed art-pop are directed here. [Apr 2020, p.91]
Feb 6, 2020At times strained, others contemplative, though always whimsical, theirs is a carefully constructed character, one that refuses to take itself too seriously though never dares become anything close to disinterested. And for that, and indeed much else, they should be highly commended.
UncutFeb 6, 2020The result is akin to Super Furry Animals making progressive post-punk. The sense of charm and idiosyncrasy is plentiful across the rest of the album too. [Mar 2020, p.29]
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