• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2017
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
Buy On
  1. Jul 19, 2017
    60
    The ways they refashioned vintage pop on Days Are Gone felt risky, but Something to Tell You offers safer, smaller pleasures.
  2. Jul 11, 2017
    60
    A sense of sisterhood is a huge part of Haim’s appeal, yet the humorous camaraderie and rocky swagger they present on stage all but vanishes in the studio.
  3. Jul 7, 2017
    60
    It’s hard not to feel that, had they let them run a little wilder, Something to Tell You might be a richer album. For now, they seem content in their comfort zone, striving for--and occasionally achieving-- glossily depthless pop perfection.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 6, 2017
    60
    They still sound a bit like a millennial Fleetwood Mac with a love of En Vogue--and they've retained a bit of sonic weirdness. [Aug 2017, p.104]
  5. Uncut
    Jun 29, 2017
    60
    The result is sparkling, if substance-free, historical re-enactment. [Aug 2017, p.30]
  6. Mojo
    Jun 29, 2017
    60
    For the most part, Haim remain drive-time ear candy, undeniably slick and effervescent. [Aug 2017, p.88]
  7. Aug 24, 2017
    50
    Something to Tell You doesn’t attempt anything new and keeps it safe, though, and when your best track is yet another sanitized extract of Tango in the Night, well, that’s not saying much.
  8. Jul 10, 2017
    50
    These 11 slickly produced tracks are kept more uniform in tone and content, to the point of repetition, and the feelings expressed sound more manufactured than genuine.
  9. Jul 5, 2017
    40
    Something To Tell You is no disaster and you could do worse for background listening whilst tackling the ironing or something, but music really shouldn’t be quite this uninspired, nor should the artists at the helm.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 139 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 139
  1. Jul 7, 2017
    7
    It's pretty solid, but missing some of the charm of DAG. Many potentially-catchy riffs have been smothered in production that is almost tooIt's pretty solid, but missing some of the charm of DAG. Many potentially-catchy riffs have been smothered in production that is almost too good, and drowned out by repetitive lyrics. I think quite a lot of fans will notice. Hoped for something a bit stronger after the 4 year interval. Still, love this band, and the record will probably be a lot of fun live. Full Review »
  2. Jul 7, 2017
    8
    Want You Back - 7
    Nothing's Wrong - 8
    Little of Your Love - 6 Ready For You - 8 Something To Tell You - 8 You Never Knew - 8 Kept Me
    Want You Back - 7
    Nothing's Wrong - 8
    Little of Your Love - 6
    Ready For You - 8
    Something To Tell You - 8
    You Never Knew - 8
    Kept Me Crying - 8
    Found It In Silence - 8
    Walking Away - 10
    Right Now - 6
    Night So Long - 8

    score: 7,7
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  3. Jul 8, 2017
    7
    I really enjoyed Days Are Gone and had high expectations for this album. After the first listen I was pretty disappointed, but this album hasI really enjoyed Days Are Gone and had high expectations for this album. After the first listen I was pretty disappointed, but this album has definitely grown on me. The style is a bit different. It's happier and a bit more laid back. There aren't as many standout tracks, but the album is overall more consistent, so if you like one of the songs, you're probably going to like them all. I do wish there were more dramatic songs, but if you're in the mood for a simple summer album, Something To Tell You gets the job done well.

    Standout track: Nothing's Wrong
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