Swimmer

Tennis - Swimmer
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #16 / 81
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Based on 269 ratings
2020 Ratings: #18
February 14, 2020 / Release Date
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Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Northern Transmissions

Swimmer is easy to listen to and enjoy, but the ease ends there.

80
PopMatters

Tennis' Swimmer is a distillation of everything they do so well, and it further establishes them as a dynamic, sophisticated pop act worthy of even bigger stages.

80
AllMusic

Thanks to the life the duo breathed into the album with their dedication and passion, Swimmer should keep fans on their toes for sure.

78
Paste

Throughout Swimmer, Moore and Riley’s love is treated like an inevitability, as natural and overwhelming as a rip tide.

75
Under The Radar

Parts of Swimmer may have been born of adversity, but Riley and Moore come up shining in the end.

Aoaystheory
87
Welp, Happy Valentines Day Everybody!

Looking for a good Valentines Day record for your night? Tennis is the right choice and chances are they dropped it today on purpose (they've quite literally done it before). This baby is a lush, smooth record. It's nostalgic as a midnight drive with friends. Sneaking outside with your friends to sneak a puff of a cigarette. It's romantic. Swimmer is a late night dip in the pool. A silent smile to yourself when you're in the moment. It's nighttime. ... read more
PatrickL0419
79
Finally I can hear whatever the hell the Cocteau Twins are saying!
Tsareena
96
Gorgeous album from Tennis. On the surface, it's a collection of 9 lovely tracks with warm production/ melodies but the writing is a lot different from previous work. With heavier themes of death and religious metaphors, there's a darkness to the album that makes their love songs feel a lot more grounded as they're getting older together and dealing with health scares and the loss of family members. Definitely my favorite album from the duo. They just keep getting better.

Faves: Need Your ... read more
Doublez
75
The Tennis Duo did not just go through the trials, they braved them and came out of them much stronger. Before Swimmer I didn't find this band very interesting, it was good and rather fun, but apart from the hit singles and 2/3 songs here and there, Tennis didn't catch my attention because it was drowned out by the mass of indie pop bands that did similar things every year.

Paradoxically, life almost systematically forces you to go through difficult moments, through sorrows and questioning in ... read more
snowman
66
This is my first introduction to Tennis and I'd say im sort of disappointed but there were some good tracks sprinkled in here (Need Your Love, Swimmer, Tender as a Tomb). I felt like the first 4 tracks or so just kind of molded together and didn't really do enough to stick out from one another. This records biggest flaw is its lack of spice. It sounds like something you would hear while shopping at Macy's. The sound isn't really bad, its just been done before at a higher level and all of the ... read more
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Track List

  1. I'll Haunt You
  2. Need Your Love
  3. How to Forgive
  4. Runner
  5. Echoes
  6. Swimmer
  7. Tender as a Tomb
  8. Late Night
  9. Matrimony II
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