• Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2015
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. 80
    Here they’re more melodic, emphasising tone rather than volume. It pays off.
  2. Alternative Press
    Feb 2, 2015
    80
    While Hyperview has less interesting moments, it's an overall push toward the total renewal that adds another chapter to the band's fascinating evolution. [Mar 2015, p.92]
  3. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    While their move away from the genre isn’t quite absolute, this album proves that they possess enough confidence and ability to do just about whatever they want.
  4. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    The heavily distorted, fuzzy wall of sound from previous albums has been replaced by lead guitar jangle here, but while that may seem off-putting to fans who are accustomed to the relentless punk bludgeoning of their previous material, at its core the songwriting is solid, and familiar enough for old fans to learn to love.
  5. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Whether or not Hyperview resonates with Title Fight's existing fan base, it was the right album for them to make.
  6. Feb 11, 2015
    76
    Consistent, concise and stylistically compelling, Hyperview is a good set of tracks, and a worthy crossover attempt at that, provided you’re OK with consulting the lyrics booklet and willing to take a ride on the undertow.
  7. Feb 10, 2015
    70
    The reverby haze that now surrounds Title Fight mostly works to their favor, but perhaps they could benefit from bringing some sharper elements out of the mix, or some new dishes to the shoegaze table.
  8. The majority of the songs on Hyperview sound very, very similar. Those two songs are different enough to differentiate themselves from the rest of the album, but most of them aren’t.
  9. 67
    Title Fight may be slowing down and looking skyward, but there’s something lurking here that suggests they haven’t taken the gloves off just yet.
  10. Apr 24, 2015
    60
    There is nothing particularly revolutionary about the new record, rather it is a band finding confidence in a sound that’s new to them.
  11. Feb 20, 2015
    60
    Hyperview finds them wandering in a more melodious direction, sometimes for better or worse. The album may not be completely game-changing, but it rings like a natural (occasionally unsteady) evolution.
  12. 60
    Though Title Fight may have accomplished what they wanted to achieve on Hyperview, it seems the group is still searching for that ideal combination of aggression and peace.
  13. 60
    Ultimately, it doesn't feel as differentiated as what the band did way back when, when their records stood out and urged you to pour sweat and tears into basement shows.
  14. Magnet
    Feb 20, 2015
    40
    It undermines its poppy ideas with unorthodox chord changes, meandering melodies and a jarring minor/major push-pull. [No. 117, p.61]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Sep 21, 2015
    9
    Not seeing why everyone is hating on this album.. It's great! The shoegaze sounds is very welcome. I'm a huge fan of the shoegaze scene andNot seeing why everyone is hating on this album.. It's great! The shoegaze sounds is very welcome. I'm a huge fan of the shoegaze scene and this is right up my alley. Sure it may be different than their previous stuff, but shouldn't a band try to evolve to keep things interesting? Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2017
    9
    We observed an interesting change in Title Fight sound vs their previous releases.
    If Title Fight already have interesting lyrics, in
    We observed an interesting change in Title Fight sound vs their previous releases.
    If Title Fight already have interesting lyrics, in HYPERVIEW they go to another level.
    "Chlorine" is a master pierce song. "Your Pain Is Mine Now" is pretty solid also.
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