AOTY 2018

Fall into the Sun

Swearin' - Fall into the Sun
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #313 / 705
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2018 Ratings: #571
October 5, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

Swearin' reunite after a short time away with their best album to date. But this time they approach their usual razor-sharp riffs and pop-punk melodies with a new sense of confidence and maturity

80
AllMusic

Without losing any of the energetic fizz of their youth, Swearin' look honestly at their lives moving forward, arriving somewhere vulnerable yet impressively more confident than before.

80
Exclaim!

Their best album to date, Fall Into the Sun is the sound of a band rebuilding itself one song at a time and becoming that much stronger in the process.

80
DIY

‘Fall Into the Sun’ is the best Swearin’ record yet; that Allison and Kyle have not just reformed the band, but actually brought the creative best out of each other in doing so, is a powerful advert for reconciliation.

75
A.V. Club

Throw in self-assured arrangements that underscore the band members’ collective musical growth, and the result is that Fall Into The Sun feels like a triumphant return.

74
Pitchfork

A candid record that plays less like a new chapter than a eulogy for what used to be.

70
Northern Transmissions

While Swearin’ can tie-in their overall tones to any one idea, their latest effort feels like a disjointed compilation of their own solo work. When they do work as one, there are some uniquely rich punk gems that are as grimy as they are deep.

70
Rolling Stone

Swearin’s third collection is their most musically dynamic, opening up the band’s hallmark fast-paced indie punk template to allow space for Crutchfield’s solo folk chronicles and Gilbridge’s slow-burning grunge dirges.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Fall into the Sun is a cathartic, moreish and ultimately enjoyable record that signals not just a welcome return for the trio, but a step up as well.

67
Allison Crutchfield and company return after 5 years with an album that’s pretty underwhelming. They’ve come a long way from the sweaty, wild Punk Rock of their youth. They’ve traded it in for some feedback and some 90’s worship, which more often than not isn’t pretty. As a matter of fact, I’m not really feeling most of Kyle Gilbride’s performances here. But thankfully Allison Crutchfield has her sister’s songwriting skills down pact and comes ... read more
PSHANDY
92
米フィリー発のロックバンドによる5年ぶりの新作フル。フロントウーマンAllisonがソロ活動で培ったポップセンスを全面的に取り入れつつも、そこにギタリストKyleの歪んだオルタナ節が溶け合うことで、これまでにない程の深みが生まれている。紛れもなく過去最高傑作。
MasterCrackfox
65
One of the bigger disappointments of the year, I expected this to be at least at a reasonable position among this years releases. However, this fell flat for me. The splitting of vocals across tracks tended to come off as disjointed rather than a fun characteristic, especially as Allison overshadows Kyle by a mile and a half on the vocal delivery. This left this feeling like an only half-good album rather than a return to form without having an album released in now five years.

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CHEENYUS
54
okay

FAVORITE TRACKS:
Dogpile, Stabilize, Oil and Water

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK:
Grow into a Ghost
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#42/The Skinny

Track List

  1. Big Change
  2. Dogpile
  3. Grow into a Ghost
  4. Margaret
  5. Stabilize
  6. Untitled (LA)
  7. Treading
  8. Oil and Water
  9. Smoke or Steam
  10. Anyway
  11. Future Hell
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Added on: July 24, 2018