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Twin Shadow - Confess

Twin Shadow - Confess
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 19 reviews
2012 Rank: #53 / 664
USER SCORE
79
Based on
62 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Confess retains the humid fog that saturated Forget, but the instrumentation is brighter, louder, and sharper

90
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Confess isn’t just steeped in the sounds of an era, but in its films, feel, stories and sense of aspiration.

90
The 405
The 405

For now at least, Lewis is able to balance style and substance with consummate ease.

86
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

The 10 songs on Confess operate only in power moves, the verses sneering, seducing, doing whatever they can to draw the listener in before every choruses ascends and explodes.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

Confess is an album that marks a real step forward for George Lewis Jr.

80
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

The collection is streamlined, but not minimal, and it boasts stylish anger that could soundtrack a thousand fashion collections. 

80
NME
NME

Instead of the dreamy, romantic elements of its predecessor, this time round it’s harder, faster and louder. 

76
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Even if Confess is a decidedly less personal affair than its predecessor, it’s no less enjoyable. 

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

Confess is front-loaded; its first five tracks would have made a killer EP, but the other half is much spottier.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

While Confess finds Lewis’ individuality poured into the brew, there are only a few tracks on the album that have super-powered hooks, and as a clear pop album, that’s a hiccup. 

60
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

The heavy wear upon new wave revivalism in the past few years has really limited the scope of this album as per its originality. 

50
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

The only thing that’s clear about Confess is what’s missing: a sense of intimacy, of seduction, of verisimilitude.

User Reviews
84
Fav Tracks: Five Seconds, Golden Light, Be Mine Tonight, Patient, Run My Heart, You Call Me On

84
Twin Shadow has crafted an album that perfectly recreates the sights, sounds, and most importantly the feel of the 80's.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: July 10, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: 4AD
GENRE: New Wave
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# 35 - DIY
# 1 - Gigwise
# 27 - No Ripcord
# 21 - Obscure Sound
# 22 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 23 - The Fly
# 27 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Golden Light 
  2. You Call Me On 
  3. Five Seconds 
  4. Run My Heart 
  5. The One 
  6. Beg for the Night 
  7. Patient
  8. When the Movie's Over 
  9. I Don't Care
  10. Be Mine Tonight
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Added on: May 1, 2012