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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British art rock band was produced by Stuart Price.
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Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread
Their hands loom heavy With only an hour to go I hold my breath But the seekers will find me Priest and pauper The leper can't change his spots The... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 22, 2015
    100
    The lads have given this album everything, everything and then some.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jun 10, 2015
    100
    This is spectacular. [Jul 2015, p.115]
  3. Jun 22, 2015
    85
    It's better paced than Arc, which had great songs but grew tiresome. It's the insular nature of these songs that makes the album better than their previous efforts, a purity emerges from their new found restraint, there is depth to be found in its breathing room.
  4. Under The Radar
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    Get To Heaven is another big step toward the leading spotlight the burgeoning art-pop genre needs. [Apr-May 2015, p.82]
  5. Jun 22, 2015
    80
    As with their previous work, it transcends easy genre-pigeonholing, but imagine a Radiohead you can dance to and you’re getting close.
  6. Uncut
    Jun 24, 2015
    70
    Their tendency to overthink and squeeze every drop of pleasure from their work does them few favors, particularly when they showcase such innovative songcraft on a record like Get To Heaven. [Aug 2015, p.73]
  7. Mojo
    Jun 10, 2015
    60
    Get To Heaven feels both like a band at the peak of their powers and self-consciously dialing everything up to 11 before things go up in flames. [Jul 2015, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    What a beauty! I remember reading a review a few years back saying Everything Everything needed to change in some ways to move forward. HasWhat a beauty! I remember reading a review a few years back saying Everything Everything needed to change in some ways to move forward. Has that reviewer heard Get to Heaven now I wonder? This album is perfection twice over. Like someone you just met that immediately seems an old friend and a friend for life. Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2016
    10
    My Favorite album of 2015! It's very rare that a band gets better in time but I really think Everything Everything is going places. I loveMy Favorite album of 2015! It's very rare that a band gets better in time but I really think Everything Everything is going places. I love almost all of the songs and there isn't really a stand out track that I think is just bad. The vocals, drums, and guitar are all top notch here creating some from very interesting tunes. Get to Heaven is a really great album! Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2015
    10
    It seems that Everything Everything can do no wrong — and somehow they're still getting better. A record this good only gets made once in aIt seems that Everything Everything can do no wrong — and somehow they're still getting better. A record this good only gets made once in a decade. Jonathan Higgs is nothing short of genius — half of the lyrics on the record deserve to be tattooed on bodies, printed on t-shirts and posters, and the other half — written in stone. Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2015
    9
    For me, this record was really entertaining. The harmonies on the first 6 songs are constantly sophisticated and the 90s-Pop-Style melodiesFor me, this record was really entertaining. The harmonies on the first 6 songs are constantly sophisticated and the 90s-Pop-Style melodies were pretty catchy. If I listen to pop, I normally pick older artists, such as Genesis or Pink Floyd, but also revival bands like Tame Impala, so this is definitely my taste. The synths are fantastic and the vocals and guitar work was very impressive too, the only reason, it's nine for me, is the slightly dropping quality curve on the last few songs. You can see, that they didn't get as much room to breathe than the other half of the album. Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2017
    9
    Wow. Haven't seen such a strong start to a pop-album for a long time: first 5 tracks are ALL absolute bangers with Distant Past standing outWow. Haven't seen such a strong start to a pop-album for a long time: first 5 tracks are ALL absolute bangers with Distant Past standing out being the most radio-friendly of them. Record gives you a little break with rather experimental Wheel and Fortune 500 (which I enjoyed) just to Blast Doors at your face in the end and say to you, that you're only a fat child in a pushchair.

    P.S. Only As Good As My God from the Deluxe version might be my favourite out of them all
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  6. Apr 5, 2016
    8
    I mean they managed to seamlessly incorporate their own band name into 'Regrets', what more needs to be said?! Class. A band whose liveI mean they managed to seamlessly incorporate their own band name into 'Regrets', what more needs to be said?! Class. A band whose live performance is as good as the album itself as well, Everything Everything have got the lot. Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2015
    6
    for me, Get to Heaven is an album occasionally boring or unlistenable, but simultaneously an album with also a tremendous amount of catchinessfor me, Get to Heaven is an album occasionally boring or unlistenable, but simultaneously an album with also a tremendous amount of catchiness and spark. Expand

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