Kiss Yr Frenemies

illuminati hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 100 ratings
2018 Ratings: #143
May 11, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tiny Engines / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Unburdened by expectations, Tudzin pieced together a fun, emotionally satisfying record that should become the sound of this and many summers to come.

75
The 405

Self-described "tenderpunks," Illuminati Hotties cherry pick from a variety of influences from 90s indie, garage and punk, to lo-fi and straight up pop, but Kiss Yr Frenemies never once sounds like a cluttered mess.

73
Pitchfork

Amid these timely observations, it’s the indie-pop songwriting conventions she lovingly and expertly invokes that make Illuminati Hotties’ confident debut feel timeless.

nemgax
87
can already tell I’m going to come back to this so much over summer
i also would like a friend called cheez
chunderz
82
There's an exuberance about 'Kiss Yr Frenemies' that is maintained all the way through. Even in its quieter moments, like the excellent track "The Rules" and closer "Declutter," it is full of passion.

Favourite tracks: (You're Better) Than Ever, The Rules
thomasuic
77
Lyrically "Kiss Yr Frenemies" breaks down the troubles of youth and young love that would sound relatable to almost any person in their 20's. Instrumentally this is definitely one of the better and more fun indie rock albums of 2018.
rosevean
77
#2 (You're Better) Than Ever
#4 Cuff
#8 The Rules
#10 Pressed 2 Death
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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#37/The Alternative

Track List

  1. Kiss Yr Frenemies
  2. (You're Better) Than Ever
  3. Shape of My Hands
  4. Cuff
  5. For Cheez (My Friend, Not the Food)
  6. Paying Off the Happiness
  7. Patience
  8. The Rules
  9. Boi
  10. Pressed 2 Death
  11. Declutter
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Added on: March 11, 2018