Boy Harsher - Careful
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #32 / 71
User Score
Based on 82 ratings
2019 Ratings: #17
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Loud and Quiet

Perfectly produced with Muller’s minimal equipment, the sound is crisp and clear, without the chichi glaze of a phoney vintage rumple – a sharpness that adds a further charming nuance to an album as enthralling to turn into a cult classic.

80
NME

These 10 tracks contain a dark power, an atavistic pull. Give in to their bad romance.

76
Resident Advisor

At their best, Boy Harsher capture the bittersweet feeling of being young, in love and on the road, oblivious to the inevitable spin-out.

72
Pitchfork

While the palette of sounds Boy Harsher plays with on Careful can seem limited—brisk drum machine loops, oscillating synths, and Matthews’ haunting incantations—the group finds ways to make each song sound distinct.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Overall ... this record leaves quite the impression; if uneasy listening is your thing, Boy Harsher’s murky interpretation of dead disco will envelop you in its dark delights.

60
The Skinny

Straddling the middle ground between melancholic cold wave and regimented synth workouts, the new release from Massachusetts duo Boy Harsher has fans nostalgic for a period in history they’re most likely too young to remember.

TheRootBoy
63
It's dark, metallic, and in some ways vampiric. The minimal darkwave of techno give plenty of atmospheric bloops and bleeps. It's a little kooky and feels like it's attempting to be more than what it really is. The album kind of loses me and there's not enough variety to keep me engaged.
Plats
82
[My 500th Review!]

This is preeeetty damn cool. I picture a looping, animated wallpaper of a badass neon car driving in one of those 80’s retro geometric backgrounds. The production is great here, with cool 80’s synths coupled with booming kick drums present throughout the record. Even though it lacks variety, it’s nice to see some creative minds coming from my state!

Fav Tracks: Face the Fire, Fate, LA, Lost, Tears, Come Closer

Least Fav Track: Crush

Score:
8.2
Great
Henny
60
There is potential, i loved the dark instrumentals. But most of them sounded kind of similar. They should try experimenting with some new and unique sounds.
Space Vacation
NR
This is my favourite album cover of the year so far.
It's so 90s and melodramatic. Beautiful.
66
POTENTIAL IS HERE.
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Track List

  1. Keep Driving
  2. Face the Fire
  3. Fate
  4. La
  5. Come Closer
  6. The Look You Gave (Jerry)
  7. Tears
  8. Crush
  9. Lost
  10. Careful
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