• Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2015
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. 85
    So, it seems that band that once loved us all like madmen have mellowed and become more self-assured with age. But they've definitely not lost their spark.
  2. Mojo
    Feb 13, 2015
    80
    Ain't nothing original, but it feels--and sounds--mighty fine. [Mar 2014, p.98]
  3. Uncut
    Feb 12, 2015
    80
    Probably the closest anyone has come to capturing the 40-year-old virgin spirit of the seminal Modern Lovers album. [Mar 2015, p.84]
  4. Feb 12, 2015
    80
    Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is another collection that showcases the band’s strengths: Dave Tattersall’s winning way with a pithy short-story of a lyric, and hook-laden songs punctuated by bursts of savage lead guitar.
  5. 70
    The Wave Pictures are a band sufficiently self-confident to take enough risks to keep themselves interested but without distancing themselves from their extant character, which Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon reveals is a durable and entertaining combination for the most part, even if a tad more lubrication would have helped to soften-up some of its drier corners.
  6. Feb 13, 2015
    70
    It’s a messy record, in the best possible way: organic and live sounding, with few overdubs and little complication, tipping its hat constantly to its retro inspirationg.
  7. 70
    It sounds like the start of another beautiful friendship.
  8. Under The Radar
    Apr 17, 2015
    60
    Execution-wise, it's perhaps a little too disjointed in nature. [Apr - May 2015, p.88]
  9. Feb 17, 2015
    60
    Aalthough Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is perhaps done little favours by its February release date; woozy summer drives are when it’ll really find its feet.
  10. Feb 20, 2015
    59
    As it is, the album feels slightly cluttered by a surfeit of dry minutiae that calls for a cutting room floor of its own.

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