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  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Dream Pop, Synth Pop
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 6, 2014
    74
    Everything is likable, and that’s the formula for successful pop. But ultimately, this is the kind of polarizing release that will see the indie purists drawing a line in the sand as to what they’re willing to call their own moving forward.
  2. Nov 6, 2014
    70
    Ultimately, it’s Haerts' combination of straightforward, rootsy melodicism and more experimental, ambient inclinations that helps them grab your ear and your heart.
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    70
    A quietly complex record that not only gleams with pure euphoria but takes direct aim at an emotionally fragile core.
  4. Nov 6, 2014
    58
    Throw Haerts on shuffle and it’s uniformly accessible and uniform, period.
  5. 50
    Haerts is a frequently catchy mastery of tried-and-true sounds, but ultimately there’s not much that deviates from the sugary, straightforward formula that caused the group to explode in the first place.
  6. Dec 2, 2014
    30
    At times boring and ultimately painfully average.
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