AOTY 2019
Stealing Sheep - Big Wows
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #413 / 605
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2019 Ratings: #591
April 19, 2019 / Release Date
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Heavenly / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
God Is in the TV
The fact that they aren’t better known is a crime because they’re the most exciting band around.
80
Exclaim!

The reflection in their lyrics allows Big Wows' production to roam freely through worlds of pop and dance, anchored yet escapist.

80
The Skinny

Big Wows is shot through with glittery bounce and buzzing synth lines, each melody drowned out by anticipation of the next.

80
AllMusic
The combination of their voices, the variety of sounds they whip up, and the skill with which they put it all together adds up to an ecstatic, sleek, fun, and endlessly entertaining album that works perfectly as an antidote to the sterility of much of the modern pop it emulates and ultimately puts to shame.
70
Loud and Quiet

This certainly isn’t the first album dedicated to the digital universe and it won’t be the last. But Big Wows provides its own relevant input to the conversation of its ever-evolving culture.

63
Northern Transmissions

The resulting LP is a success in that it breaks new ground for the band, yet with all of its pop grandeur, Big Vow [sic] still leaves us feeling like the girls have yet to hit their true creative stride. Perhaps their best work is yet to come.

50
DIY
The band’s strongest assets - three fantastic vocalists in Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer, and a focus on tight bass-and-drum grooves - are ever present, but there’s enough sugar in ‘Big Wows’ to make even the sweetest tooth ache.
thomasny18
40
They seem really fucking cool tbh.

Their music though? Yeah, I did not like this.

This is synth pop at its most basic and repetitive. There wasn't songs here, it felt closer to a long stream of Nyquil inspired sounds. The best moment on this was easily the closing track, Heartbeats. It is probably the most minimalistic song on the album and it takes me nowhere, just like the rest of the album, but sometimes less is more, and less bad is certainly better.
MothaOfMotha12
85
they used to follow me for some reason lol
Edgeworth
80
If you're a fan of The Naked & Famous, then this album is right up your alley.
This is an album and band that shouldn't slip under your radar this year.
Big Wows was definitely a well-made album with additional sprinkle of fun and heart to it. Check them out!
KengojiUltamYT
76
Big Wows is straightforward synth-pop fun

Best Tracks: Show Love,Jokin’ Me,Just Dreaming,Big Wows,Breathe,True Colours,Heartbeats
Worst Track: Choose like You
HVLL3R
70
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ / Many songs have been created with care and enthusiasm, some with less but 'Big Wows' is enjoyable.
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Track List

  1. Show Love
  2. Back in Time
  3. Jokin’ Me
  4. Why Haven't I?
  5. Girl
  6. Just Dreaming
  7. Big Wows
  8. Breathe
  9. True Colours
  10. Choose like You
  11. Heartbeats
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