Altogether

Turnover - Altogether
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #601 / 625
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2019 Ratings: #940
November 1, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Run For Cover / Label
Indie Pop, Dream Pop / Genres
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hzy0421
64
Long gone are the another-emo-band days. Turnover dive deep in the dreamy sounds with jangling guitar after 2017's excellent Good Nature, adding some sophisti-pop elements like jazz and pop, but the result is not as satisfying.

I've thought a lot about how Good Nature, a harmless indie-pop album, has been so appealing to me. Maybe it's about the timing: I found it in spring last year, which fit the cover art pretty well, and was listening to it all the summer break. The laid back, ... read more
HalfsourDyl
90
Altogether is a gorgeous record. I love hearing Austin's gentle voice sing me his romantically introverted poetry. The dreamy, jazzy production is perfect to get wrapped up in a blanket and sway along to. Temporary Love is by far the best song. It's transcendent.

The only issue I have is that some of the songs don't feel as unique musically. They can feel unremarkable in the context of the album, but if you listen to them independently, they're more enjoyable.
panoramareviews
65
This is really plain and one dimensional. Well, the previous LP 'Good Nature' was kind of redundant too, but it had something ¿charming? in their songs, thing that made me love that album (one of my favs of 2017 for sure). This new album lacks of substance, and falls short, despite having some songs that are really good.
55
What happened to Turnover? Over the course of two album cycles and four years, the band’s appeal has deteriorated substantially. Their 2015 sophomore album “Peripheral Vision” was a genuinely inspired piece of Midwest emo-inflected jangle rock, but it seems as though Turnover may go down as a one album wonder. “Altogether” in particular sounds reverse-engineered to land on chill Spotify playlists, which are quickly becoming the Gen-Z equivalent of easy listening ... read more
A1t3rTheFreak
55
Good music i don't care for.....
Decent enough but not attention grabbing....
Pretty 1 Dimensional...
Lacks energy and is lyrically not worth engaging in...
Vocally its not very strong and the phrasing of most of the lyrics also acts as an interruption to actually enjoying the songs
Overall at best its okay background music and at its worst, its just bland and uneventful.
PS:'Still In Motion' slaps though.
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Track List

  1. Still In Motion
  2. Much After Feeling
  3. Parties
  4. Number on the Gate
  5. Sending Me Right Back
  6. Ceramic Sky
  7. Valley of the Moon
  8. No Reply
  9. Plant Sugar
  10. Temporary Love
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