You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start

Floral Tattoo - You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start
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2020 Ratings: #639
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75
Pitchfork

They may still be stuck in their apartments, false nostalgia, or dead-end service gigs, but the upstart Seattle emo band’s revelation of a second album goes places.

nostalgia
60
A band to keep on your radar for sure. Floral Tattoo explore the confusion of the 21st century, of finding your identity and of growing up, in a very honest and open way. Musically diverse but coherent. A very solid Shoegaze/Emo record.
wless
75
although i preferred the lo-fi, more punk-inspired sound the band explored on approaching bearable, there's no doubt that you can never have a long enough head start is more lush, more atmospheric, and a great new direction for floral tattoo, especially considering songs like "she" and "(my life fell apart this year)"
PunkRevNow
89
VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyZN_7mC9M8

FLORAL TATTOO (BAND) IS HERE TO BLEND TOGETHER EPIC EMO AND NOISE POP AND SHOEGAZE AND ITS AN IMPRESSIVE AMBITIOUS PROJECT THAT IS SUPER EPIC
Aoaystheory
76
Album of the Week: 1-6-20

Probably the first thing this year worth checking out. Some great moments and it'll be interesting to see how they evolve from here.
ColinAndrews
64
Yeah, I definitely mess with this. There have been so many varied and interesting rock projects that have come out in the first five days of the decade, that I hope this is a sign for the future! In regards to this specific project, there's a whole lot of vulnerability on display, almost to the point where it's just a beating heart out there for the listener to feel and press their ear against. I think that Danny, Be Well might be my favorite track of the year and one of the better ex farewells ... read more
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Track List

  1. (Foreword)
  2. Life in Color
  3. Julius & Ethel
  4. She
  5. Oar House
  6. Leaving
  7. Don't Try Things
  8. (Redding Forest Fire / Fermi)
  9. Danny, Be Well
  10. Julius & Ethel, Pt. 2
  11. The Art of Moving On
  12. (My Life Fell Apart This Year)
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Added on: January 3, 2020