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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Australian indie rock trio was influenced by Brit-pop music.
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Don't forget about the stars, the sky Lucid as the air that blows and light, that shines Just a way to figure out her when the night is long Take a... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Feb 26, 2016
    90
    Hills End is so good that in 20 years the discussion about the hot new indie guitar band might well focus on how much they look and sound like DMA’s. It’s an outstanding debut.
  2. 83
    Sure, Hills End peaks fairly early, but the album plateaus in a way that’s inviting, comfortable, and better yet, quite addicting.
  3. Aug 11, 2017
    80
    While the tracks on Hill's End never stray too far from the sound evident in the first few notes of the beginning track, they never feel repetitive.
  4. Feb 26, 2016
    70
    Hills End is an impressive debut for a group that originally began mostly as a songwriting collective than a performance act.
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 26, 2016
    60
    Beyond their all-guns-blazing single, Delete, there's little in the way of mystique on these 12 trim tracks, but there is much to savour. [Apr 2016, p.104]
  6. Feb 26, 2016
    60
    Hills End is workmanlike, which is both its strength and its drawback: everything is in the right place, but who was ever overwhelmed by competence?
  7. Feb 26, 2016
    40
    It’s hard to ignore the inconsistency and feeling that something’s lacking from its second half. That said, the rough-around-the-edges charm and guitar-packed indie give DMA’s a great starting point on this album.

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  1. Feb 27, 2016
    9
    A really good Garage Pop record ! It sounds really good ! Nothing is particulary original, but I will follow this band for all my life ! I'mA really good Garage Pop record ! It sounds really good ! Nothing is particulary original, but I will follow this band for all my life ! I'm sure I will buy this ! Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2017
    6
    Recommended if you wish Oasis had released more albums. Very derivative brit-pop sound. That being said there's a couple good songs in here.Recommended if you wish Oasis had released more albums. Very derivative brit-pop sound. That being said there's a couple good songs in here. I'd only give it a listen if you're really into that sound profile though. Expand