- Guppy

Charly Bliss - Guppy
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Rank: #19 / 352
USER SCORE
75
Based on
65 ratings

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100
A.V. Club

Guppy, the debut album by Charly Bliss, is a nearly flawless exemplar of its kind, a record that captures a certain sound, mood, and energy with the passion and exuberance of a teen as-yet-uncrushed by life.

90
PopMatters

Guppy is a special release ... all you need is thirty minutes of hooks and riffs sung by a voice familiar the first time you hear it.

83
Consequence of Sound

Guppy lures you in with fine-crafted honey, before blindsiding you with a sudden downpour of vinegar (or piss, take your pick).

80
Exclaim!

Guppy is a hyper, loveable, endearing, gritty, catchy romp through early 20s confusion, love, lust, travel and therapy.

78
Pitchfork

The New York band breathes life into the poppier side of ’90s indie rock, and their debut is both wry and sincere in its expression of the endless crap conveyor belt that is life and love as a girl.

75
Northern Transmissions

Never stumbling but occasionally feeling a little too familiar, Guppy is a fun and energetic record that only suffers from feeling like we’ve seen it before.

70
AllMusic

Guppy may be just the ticket for those looking for a reprieve from the ubiquitous gloss of electro-pop, and they can have it without sacrificing catchiness or sunny vibrations.

Apr 28, 2017
tigerballoon99
79
That's a goldfish
Apr 26, 2017
JohnLouisHoward
31
a perfectly contrived imitation of an actual band. Chainsmokers for the noise pop set. if you want the real thing, listen to Speedy Ortiz or Dilly Dally, not this cheap generic knock-off.
Jun 27, 2017*
90
Attitude, grit, angst, energy, hooks, loud guitar, and bratty vocals; Guppy has it all. This is a great debut from a promising band. A lot of the criticism gets to the point that it sounds like a caricature of 90's indie rock but it's all the better for it. This album is quick and efficient, in its short running time; every track leaves an impression and makes me excited to listen to it from the beginning again. There is no dull moment, Guppy isn't a chore to listen to. There is no pretense. ... read more
Jun 14, 2017
abdcorner
82
I have an odd affinity towards early 2000s Weezer. Not so much the "Green Album" – although I do love several songs from that record – as "Maladroit." There's something about that collection of songs that always captures my attention.

I mention Weezer here since Charly Bliss' debut record "Guppy" sounds remarkably similar to "Maladroit," from its guitar sounds to its incessant hooks and angsty lyrics. Charly Bliss capture and hold my ... read more
Jun 12, 2017
plowo
73
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