Emerald Classics

Swim Deep - Emerald Classics
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #314 / 543
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Based on 22 ratings
October 4, 2019 / Release Date
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Cooking Vinyl / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

From their dream-pop origins, through their psychedelic sophomore, they have arrived at a spiritual revolution with Emerald Classics.

80
Dork
‘Emerald Classics’ finds Swim Deep embracing the journey that took them to this point - and by doing so, produces their most direct and essential record to date. Dancing with tears in your eyes has never sounded so good.
80
NME
That’s really the pervading feeling of ‘Emerald Classics’ – a wide-eyed, serotonin rush of an album that will make you eternally grateful for Swim Deep’s perseverance.
70
Gigwise

It may not have a sun-drenched, instant pop classic such as ‘King City’, but Emerald Classics shows the group are still high on their original supply of positivity as they push the boundaries of their once limited capabilities.

70
God Is in the TV
Great stories are born out of the smallest of moments, tiny universal battles that unite us all. In shifting their gaze to their own fallibilities and diving headfirst into full-hearted appraisals of their lives, all without losing the fun that founded them, Swim Deep have taken back the control to write their own ending.
70
Clash
Heavily indebted to ‘90s indie pop but never boringly reverential - it’s the sound of a band mining the past into a vibrant future.
60
AllMusic
They may have been inspired by the music that was at its peak around the time they were born, but they aren't going to drown in its wake.
JayCrackers
58
To Feel Good 6.5/10
0121 Desire 7.5/10
Bruised 5/10
World I Share 4.5/10
Father I Pray 5/10
Sail Away, Say Goodbye 6/10
Drag Queens in Soho 6/10
Happy as Larrie 5.5/10
Top of the Pops 4.5/10
Never Stop Pinching Myself 7/10
Average: 5.8/10
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Track List

  1. To Feel Good
  2. 0121 Desire
  3. Bruised
  4. World I Share
  5. Father I Pray
  6. Sail Away, Say Goodbye
  7. Drag Queens in Soho
  8. Happy as Larrie
  9. Top of the Pops
  10. Never Stop Pinching Myself
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