Get Tragic

Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #3 / 77
User Score
Based on 99 ratings
2019 Ratings: #53
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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Jazz Life / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Get Tragic is a powerful album, raw in its unflinching honesty, experimental in its lyrical and instrumental balances, and deeply moving in its frank exploration of all that Ansell and Carter have made it through to reach this point.

90
Drowned in Sound

Get Tragic, quite candidly, is a virtually perfect record. There’s nothing about it that’s out of place. It draws on the best parts of the band’s past history, catchy choruses, glam-rock guitars, electronic riffs that don’t leave your mind for days, mind-blowing lyrics – all combined with a glamour that lurks at the edge of the hometown you escaped, as the sun slowly sets.

90
Northern Transmissions

With a tweaked sound and a wealth of inspiration generated from their tumultuous semi-break-up, Blood Red Shoes’ new album ripples with a new-found vitality, one that bares the scars of a fraught relationship from the very beginning.

90
musicOMH

Fate, it would seem, has led the band into new and interesting avenues that makes Get Tragic positively pulsate with a pop nous not previously notably present.

80
Dork

Overall, it is an excellent comeback that sees them explore new territory while keeping what made their earlier records so engaging.

80
God Is in the TV

Some of it is like ‘indie Kylie‘ at her best, but the best thing about it is the depth of emotion, whether it’s Carter or Ansell at the helm. Scintillating stuff.

75
Under The Radar

Blood Red Shoes had to reinvent itself (Mary-Carter started playing around with keyboards following a broken arm); luckily, some ripping guitar solos remain for the band.

70
Clash

The duo have patched things up and channelled their irritable claustrophobia into ‘Get Tragic’, a record seething with all the resentment, self-doubt and control freakery of a soured relationship.

60
The Independent

There is some sense that Blood Red Shoes are trying too hard to cultivate their own myth, with all these tales of rock and roll hedonism. For the most part, though, the music on Get Tragic is good enough to speak for itself.

CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
Henny
60
Pretty good, but uninteresting
luisdelrey2016
73
Get Tragic is carefully overproduced and overwhelmend as bringing electrifying instrumentation, which freaks out more with Ansell and Carter's vocals. Literally it is well produced, perhaps the only issue with this record it is barely meant to be a comeback assumed with new deals on it.

FAVS: Eye to Eye, Mexican Dress, Beverly, Find My Own Remorse, Vertigo
LEAST FAV: Anxiety
LucasLannister
79
It's been a long time without a new album from these guys. Had my reservations but oh my god it is so good to have them back.

Highlight: Mexican Dress
Greatr
75
Pleasantly surprising, this being my first impression of them.
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Track List

  1. Eye to Eye
  2. Mexican Dress
  3. Bangsar
  4. Nearer (feat. The Wytches)
  5. Beverly (feat. Ed Harcourt)
  6. Find My Own Remorse (feat. Clarence Clarity)
  7. Howl
  8. (Interlude)
  9. Anxiety
  10. Vertigo
  11. Elijah
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