AOTY 2020
Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2010 Ratings: #582 / 879
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
Liked by 1 person
July 12, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Named after a bourgeois curry franchise, Bombay Bicycle Club made quite a stir a few years ago with EPs The Boy I Used to Be and How We Are. These records issued the band’s signature sound, and were as creamy white and tempered as those restaurants’ interiors. There was a politeness to them, perhaps a lack of bite. It turns out that this has been the band’s staple ever since, but there was also a restless creativity to those EPs that helped to push them to the top of the UK Indie Charts.

BAND OF THE WEEK: Album Review #2

BBC wasted no time before beginning to work on their second project which was already the plan upon releasing the first. This sophomore album is a collection of folk reworks of some tracks off their debut, Eps, B-sides, and a few covers to finish out the track list. It's sort of an unexpected way to start out as a band, almost as if they weren't sure what direction to take, but once you get to know the band you realize nothing they do is a mistake and ... read more
Their acoustic output is amazing, mostly because the guitars, which are simply amazing throughout all their discography, are at focus here
Damm fine collection of songs, and beautifully performed.
Taking an introspective turn, they discover their acoustic side and it looks like they feel at ease.
yawn inducing album of acoustic songs, OK but boring
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Track List

  1. Rinse Me Down 
  2. Many Ways 
  3. Dust On The Ground 
  4. Ivy & Gold 
  5. Leaving Blues 
  6. Fairytale Lullaby 
  7. Word By Word 
  8. Jewel 
  9. My God 
  10. Flaws 
  11. Swansea

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