AOTY 2017
Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2017 Ratings: #263
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Throughout, Grow Up is a bracing and vital antidote to genre norms, and shares a worldview that nourishes both heart and head. A huge undertaking, a staggering achievement. You need this.

90
God Is in the TV

It’s a lazy comparison given that everyone who writes about Desperate Journalist makes it ... they do sound like The Smiths, because they’ve grasped exactly what The Smiths were about – not a jangly indie band fronted by an Oscar Wilde wannabe, but a loud, powerful rock beast who also had no fucking choice.

80
Drowned in Sound

A few more years playing together has refined Desperate Journalist’s songwriting significantly. There’s more emotional and musical depth to the songs on Grow Up, the slow-dance of ‘Purple’ being probably the biggest example of this.

Nov 12, 2017
NR
Amazing album - 2017 has been a great year and this is right up there as the best of the year for me.
Mar 24, 2017
NR
Absolutely amazed by this album coming out of nowhere.
One of the year's best, no doubt....
END OF YEAR LISTS
#6/God Is In The TV
#38/Louder Than War
Track List
  1. Hollow
  2. Resolution
  3. Be Kind
  4. All Over
  5. Purple
  6. Why Are You So Boring?
  7. Lacking in Your Love
  8. Your Genius
  9. I Try Not To
  10. Oh Nina
  11. Radiating
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy


Added on: March 19, 2017