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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British alternative pop singer-songwriter was produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 85
    Smart, engaging lyrics are a widespread and continual theme on McKenna’s initial offering.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jul 20, 2017
    80
    As twinkly-toed as debuts come. [Aug 2017, p.109]
  3. Jul 20, 2017
    80
    They are protest songs, but sound anything but worthy or world-weary. Instead, they are sun-soaked aural fizz bombs which channel indie rock through his love of David Bowie and Abba.
  4. Jul 21, 2017
    80
    While a very strong album What Do You Think About The Car? definitely is, it’s impossible to extricate it from the songwriter himself.
  5. Jul 24, 2017
    70
    In many ways, What Do You Think… is a perfectly teenage album; it’s smart and it’s naive, it’s funny and it’s bleak, and, most importantly, it understands the appeal of pop while being frustrated at the apolitical landscape in which it exists.
  6. Jul 25, 2017
    60
    For such a young talent, his lyrics are strong, but give him a few more years of life experience and they could be in a different league.
  7. Aug 1, 2017
    59
    His message loses strength, in part, because he doesn’t fully commit to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jul 21, 2017
    10
    Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before,Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, **** on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it Expand
  2. May 29, 2020
    10
    Incrível ver alguém tão novo e com tanta maturidade musical, as composições são o ponto alto e a produção a cereja do bolo.
  3. Jul 25, 2017
    10
    This is a such good album. I'm completely addicted to every track. From the incredible 'Humongous' to the amazing 'Listen to Your Friends',This is a such good album. I'm completely addicted to every track. From the incredible 'Humongous' to the amazing 'Listen to Your Friends', all lyrics and beats complement each other. It's really good, best indie album in a long time. Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2020
    10
    Uma verdadeira masterpiece. Esse garoto sabe como deixar meus ouvidos felizes.
  5. Jul 22, 2017
    9
    It such a incredible album, his voice sound so fresh and amazing. Bring me so much feelings with the lyrics and the beats, so talented. HopeIt such a incredible album, his voice sound so fresh and amazing. Bring me so much feelings with the lyrics and the beats, so talented. Hope this guy gets more recognized :) Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2018
    8
    Para ser un debut el álbum es muy maduro y fresco para alguien que tiene la edad de Declan,el álbum en general es bueno tiene anti bajos muyPara ser un debut el álbum es muy maduro y fresco para alguien que tiene la edad de Declan,el álbum en general es bueno tiene anti bajos muy contados o casi nulos pero en general es un buen álbum no es perfecto pero se define. Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2020
    1
    This album is downright pathetic. Let me tell you why. The drums. how bland could you possibly make a drumbeat in a song is a question i oftenThis album is downright pathetic. Let me tell you why. The drums. how bland could you possibly make a drumbeat in a song is a question i often ask myself. Declan Mckenna answered. This album uses the same **** drumbeat across literally every song. It is truly painful to listen to. His annoying, scrawny voice literally made me cringe throughout my entire listen of the album. One thing I can respect about this man is he definitely knows his audience. i actually cannot picture anybody above the age of 14 truly enjoying this music. it is full of **** politically driven lyrics that just truly ruin every other aspect of the song. Overall i sure as hell will not be listening to Declan ever again. Just wanted to let everybody know how bad i think this album is. Expand

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