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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. Kerrang!
    Oct 10, 2014
    100
    At its best, The Weird And Wonderful is as fine an articulation of the thrills, spills and general confusion of being young and different in the UK as you're likely to hear. [13 Sep 2014, p.52]
  2. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    Sure, a lot of this has been done before, but not often with this level of assurance and class on a debut album.
  3. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    You would need massive amounts of time on your hands in order to write, refine and record a debut album as thrilling as The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets.
  4. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    Best of all, though, is the dynamism of the music: although songs flit around from riff to riff, as if Marmozets were bursting to fill each song with ideas, they are never too full, never just exercises in technique.
  5. Q Magazine
    Oct 10, 2014
    80
    This is a very impressive, ambitious debut. [Oct 2014, p.113]
  6. 75
    Add a tad more polish--if they so choose--and it’s surely only a matter of time before they’re razing the main stages to the ground.
  7. Oct 10, 2014
    50
    There’s just not enough of that unhinged brilliance across the board unfortunately; a little more weirdness might have led to something wonderful. As it is, this is a assured debut, but lacking any real surprises.
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  1. Aug 21, 2017
    9
    Marmozets are an incredibly unique and different band to emerge out of Bingley, West Yorkshire. Their debut album is nothing shy of to showMarmozets are an incredibly unique and different band to emerge out of Bingley, West Yorkshire. Their debut album is nothing shy of to show off their extravagant, loud. and powerful sound. Tracks such as; Is It Horrible?, Cry, Vibetech, Why Do You Hate Me?, and Weird and Wonderful are just some of the best off of the many this album has to offer. Expand
  2. Sep 7, 2015
    8
    Discovered this band by chance really.

    After listening to another band via BBC iPlayer, they caught my eye as I was scrolling through. Glad
    Discovered this band by chance really.

    After listening to another band via BBC iPlayer, they caught my eye as I was scrolling through. Glad I found them!!

    I now cannot stop listening to their album on my iPod! The whole album is great, but my particular favourites are; Born Young and Free, Why Do You Hate Me?, Captivate You, Love You Good, and Move, Shake, Hide.
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  3. Jan 8, 2015
    6
    This album has some creative riffs, but it lacks a purpose other than to be loud and jarring. The lyrics are typical adolescent material, butThis album has some creative riffs, but it lacks a purpose other than to be loud and jarring. The lyrics are typical adolescent material, but I do admire the lead singer's conviction. Overall, it's a promising album for a young band, but they don't have the maturity to be on the same plane with the likes of Paramore or Arctic Monkeys. Expand

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