Complete Surrender

Slow Club - Complete Surrender
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2014 Ratings: #127 / 845
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2014 Ratings: #204
July 14, 2014 / Release Date
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Wichita / Label
Folk Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

Complete Surrender is pretty much the perfect adult pop album. It’s full of great, big, swooning arrangements, swaggering horn sections and, at the heart of the record, a deep, aching sadness.

87
Paste

They’ve finally let the listener into Slow Club’s emotional core, making the kind of songs that aren’t just meant to score feelings, but actually make the listener feel.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Slow Club have got an overarching tone on Complete Surrender that works splendidly. They teeter between the shades of light and dark, veering off to the outskirts of this new plane of sound to see how far they can go

80
The Skinny

Overall this is a beautiful, lovelorn record that pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved in a three minute pop song. 

80
The 405

The record plays like a paean to retro pop, hand-picking the best of the genre from the sixties and seventies and presenting it for a twenty-first century audience. 

80
Drowned in Sound

Sleeker, stronger and more confident than ever, on Complete Surrender Slow Club flourish with each strum and every breath. 

80
Under The Radar

While there are arguably a couple of duds that could have been weeded out ... Complete Surrender is replete with consistently outstanding moments.

76
Pitchfork

Complete Surrender preserves this core strength and doubles down on a few others, giving Slow Club a solid base from which they play with genre and density. 

70
AllMusic

Complete Surrender shows that Taylor and Watson are willing to stretch out and continue their evolution as they deliver a strong third outing.

CheapandLethal
75
Decent
Antonis
82
All mine to love but have not.
snarekickblues
63
Best Track: Suffering You, Suffering Me
Worst Track: Dependable People And Things That I'm Sure Of
Most Overrated Track: Complete Surrender
Most Underrated Track: Paraguay and Panama
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#25/Under the Radar
#28/musicOMH
#44/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Tears of Joy
  2. Everything Is New
  3. Suffering You, Suffering Me
  4. Not Mine to Love
  5. The Pieces
  6. Number One
  7. The Queen's Nose
  8. Complete Surrender
  9. Paraguay and Panama
  10. Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of
  11. Wanderer Wandering
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Added on: April 19, 2014