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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Chicago artist was produced with Nathan Cook.
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  1. Mojo
    Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Hayes's new-found prolificacy certainly hasn't exhausted his gift for timeless pop. [Feb 2015, p.91]
  2. Jan 12, 2015
    80
    Here, short sharp songs such as Get It Right could be about love or the perfectionist’s creative process; likewise Fokus, another deliriously pacey romp.
  3. Jan 12, 2015
    80
    All in all, Slurrup is a smile-inducing reminder that it's too easy to pigeonhole him as just a master craftsman--and that Hayes' pop is arguably even more potent when it's not quite as elaborate.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 12, 2015
    70
    There's nothing revelatory here, but it's good to see Hayes being so productive. [Feb 2015, p.77]
  5. Jan 12, 2015
    70
    These songs were written on the guitar, not the piano, and at their best--“Outhouse,” “Fight Magic With Magic”--their inspirations might come from Big Star, or the Who, or the Byrds. At their weakest, they suggest ’60s garage rock as only a set of anonymous mannerisms.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jan 12, 2015
    60
    Slurrup follows last summer's Korp Sole Roller and tones down the ornate arrangements for a more straightforward '60s British beat boom approach. The problem is it makes him sound pretty ordinary. [Feb 2015, p.110]
  7. Magnet
    Feb 20, 2015
    40
    These tunes would work better if the influences weren't so obvious. [No. 117, p.55]

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