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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the trio of sisters was co-produced with Ariel Rechtshaid and features contributions from Rostam Batmanglij and Dev Hynes.
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Want You Back
Some things are long forgotten Some things were never said We were on one endless road But I had a wandering heart I said we were opposite... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. 91
    Mostly HAIM zero in on what they do best, and the result is a simple and staggering ode to the joy and craftsmanship of American pop.
  2. The end result is a record rooted in the bass flicks, shimmering synths and lovelorn lyrics that defined their debut.
  3. Jul 10, 2017
    80
    Handily, 70s soft rock is a well-worn vector for such feelings. And if there is a nit to pick with Something to Tell You, it is that Haim’s balance of R&B and soft rock has leaned too far in favour of blowsy wallowing, and away from R&B’s clever sonic feints and tough-girl postures.
  4. Jun 29, 2017
    70
    Although littered with incandescent beams of hyper-melody--extending a hand to the youth of 2013’s ‘Days Are Gone’, Something To Tell You is patient and moves at its own, night-unending pace, where Californian sister act Este, Danielle, and Alana surf some kind of strange paradise between love and loss.
  5. 67
    As a recorded artifact, the album falls short of providing a greater realization of the band’s honest potential, losing its better threads in a clutter of noise too loosely woven together to enhance the intended tapestry.
  6. 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.
  7. 20
    These songs are as limp as long-lost lettuce, several of them barely meriting the appellation “song” at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jul 11, 2017
    10
    Complete elevation in songwriting, performance, and execution from the greatest band from Valley Village of all time. Killer production fromComplete elevation in songwriting, performance, and execution from the greatest band from Valley Village of all time. Killer production from Batmanglij & Rechtshaid to boot...hats off! Looking forward to seeing this record performed live over and over again. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2017
    10
    I'm definitely giving this a solid 10/10
    overall I really think it's a great album, HAIM never disappoints! The production is also great
    I'm definitely giving this a solid 10/10
    overall I really think it's a great album, HAIM never disappoints! The production is also great
    Much love to them
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  3. Jul 7, 2017
    10
    "Something to tell you" takes us to a journey where each song shows us how complicated is to love and be loved... This 4 years of waiting"Something to tell you" takes us to a journey where each song shows us how complicated is to love and be loved... This 4 years of waiting have been worthy, with an album that shows us another face of these sisters with not so catchy songs but insted the soul behind the the creativity of their music, songs like "Right Now" and "NIght So Long" are great example of these...
    It's tough to choose only one favorite but if i have to do it i will probably pick "Walking Away"
    10 of 10 for this piece of art
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  4. Jul 14, 2017
    8
    While not as catchy or eclectically appealing as their first album, Something To Tell You is still a wonderful sophomore album that is full ofWhile not as catchy or eclectically appealing as their first album, Something To Tell You is still a wonderful sophomore album that is full of smooth, albeit sometimes too smooth, and wonderful tracks. The polish contained in this album is just phenomenal and it is extremely easy to notice the Fleetwood Mac elements within each song. The only detriment that lowers the album from a 10 to an 8 is how repetitive the songs can be if the album is listened to as a whole as, mentioned before, the album can be sometimes too smooth and too polished. This can lead to the album being somewhat boring and mundane. However, if songs are listened to individually and not collectively, Something To Tell You's appeal is easy to see. While not as amazing as Days Are Gone was, Something To Tell You is far from a sophomore slump. Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2017
    7
    Not a bad album by any means, just disappointing. The production is great as expected,
    and the album holds together very well, but the big
    Not a bad album by any means, just disappointing. The production is great as expected,
    and the album holds together very well, but the big hooks that made Days Are Gone so great are mostly missing IMO. I think we had already heard the best songs of the album before it even came out. Standouts for me are Want You Back, Little Of Your Love, Walking Away and You Never Knew.
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  6. Jul 12, 2017
    7
    Although a slight stepdown from their spectacular debut 'Days Are Gone', 'STTY' is still a solid record worthy of some plays that wouldAlthough a slight stepdown from their spectacular debut 'Days Are Gone', 'STTY' is still a solid record worthy of some plays that would perfectly fit this summer's hot breeze. For their sophomore effort, the Haim sisters have adopted a poppier sound (still tinged with guitars and drums tho) and are out for the kill! The first five tracks of the album are just perfectly fitting, although some songs of the second half feel like fillers ('Found it in SIlence' is not exactly my favourite). The album is pretty great, and HAIM still sound like themselves even when they're experimenting and expanding their musical grasp.
    Essential tracks: 'Right Now', "Want You Back', 'Nothing's Wrong', 'Ready For You', and the heartfelt closer 'Night So Long'.
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  7. Jul 25, 2017
    5
    Even having strong songs such as "Want you back" and "Little of your love", Something to tell You is just OK. Like, at some part of the album,Even having strong songs such as "Want you back" and "Little of your love", Something to tell You is just OK. Like, at some part of the album, it gets very tiring. Expand

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