AOTY 2018

Confident Music For Confident People

Confidence Man - Confident Music For Confident People
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #4 / 707
User Score
Based on 277 ratings
2018 Ratings: #405
April 13, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Heavenly, PIAS / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Confidence Man are a band who know exactly what they want; with a fucking excellent sense of humour to boot, they shouldn't be taken too seriously. Confident Music for Confident People is littered with unexpected flourishes, comical call-and-responses and an overriding element of fun. It's surely the party of the year.

100
Dork

A glorious eruption of party culture and unabashed Skittle-pop, it’s Confidence Man distilling the ‘give no fucks’ attitude of clubland with mesmerising melodies and the sort of immediate hit that pulls you right into their world.

90
Drowned in Sound

Confident Music For Confident People is exactly what it says on the tin. It's also the most unashamedly addictive record you'll hear all year.

85
Northern Transmissions
Whether you’re in it for the amazing dance mixes or clever commentary, this album delivers on all fronts.
80
AllMusic

Even if listeners lack that namesake self-assurance that the band seem to care so much about, by the end of Confident Music for Confident People, they might believe they can achieve anything with this album as their effortlessly cool soundtrack.

80
The Guardian
They certainly aren’t subtle, but Confidence Man’s broad brush strokes belie a sophisticated and skilful distillation of dance-pop joy.
80
NME
With a Balearic pulse and horizontal attitude throughout, this record is ready-made sunshine – MDMAzing pretension-free fun for the masses. This is the album we need in these hard times, even if we don’t deserve it.
80
The Line of Best Fit

While there are plenty of tongues in debut Confident Music For Confident People’s various cheeks, they all contribute to something that feels inclusive: scenes that are playful rather than detached, affectionate in their desire to involve the listener.

80
PopMatters

Confident Music… does not work under the assumption that you will come into this album as a confident person; instead, Confidence Man want you to come out of the album with a fierceness not found before first listen.

76fex
58
it's like those friends you keep around just because you need company to fill the void that is existential loneliness, but their only interest is the avengers
FearFlour
80
I don't even know how to fuckin describe this album but my ass loves it.
noonoo97
52
Basement jaxx and primal scream coming together in a childish mess. More like messy music for childish people.
liammenzies
88
The first half is definitely stronger than the second but this will be to 2018 what Bonito Generation was to 2016: an unapologetic good time.
GoingPlaces
82
Just about as confident as I expected. Excellent production and catchy melodies on each and every song - only problem is it's quite front-loaded.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#17/The Skinny
#36/Rough Trade
#52/MOJO
#54/NME
#98/Drift

Track List

  1. Try Your Luck
  2. Don't You Know I'm In a Band
  3. Boyfriend
  4. C.O.O.L Party
  5. Out the Window
  6. Catch My Breath
  7. Bubblegum
  8. Better Sit Down Boy
  9. Sail Boat Vacation
  10. All the Way
  11. Fascination
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Added on: March 20, 2018