Healer

Grouplove - Healer
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 102 ratings
2020 Ratings: #809
March 13, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Canvasback / Label
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hiphopcritiques
40
Boring and obnoxious.

Stop, what the fuck is that song Expectations. Why is it a song, PLEASE TELL ME! This isn't a review it's an 'Expectations' rant. The song started off alright with the beat. But then the vocals layered on like butter. Not regular butter no! Moldy ass margarine. God this song went on for so long my ears had an aneurysm! Which is impossible! But it happened!

Best Tracks: I don't fucking know. Deleter?
Worst Track: uhhh... EXPECTATIONS OF COURSE FUCK THAT SHIT!
Z.Younk
66
More of a stripped down set closer to the sound of their first 2 LPs, balancing their arty, carefree-fun hippy pop with their ambitions for a younger, more mainstream pop following. A substantial improvement over Big Mess's very arena pop sound which has too many electronic elements and bad songwriting. The Great Unknown was the only song I really DID NOT care for.
LittleHollow15
17
The sound of a band flailing for a hint of the appeal that drove them to success with their first albums, but utterly failing to deliver on either the cutesy lyrics or the charged indietronica instrumentals. Unfortunately then, this isn't so much a band healing as it is unsuccessfully patching itself up with used bandages and alcohol. It doesn't work, and they don't seem to be able to spin it into an interesting story either (think the tension that characterised late era Beatles releases).

The ... read more
LaCroixBoix
50
The world would be a better place if Grouplove just changed their name to orgy.

Grouplove are a very hit or miss band. It seems with every other EP and album they drop I end up digging a lot of the tracks while on the latter half only LIKING two or three songs at most. When I first heard Deleter I had a little hope that they would take a new approach to their mainstream pop sound that they have nearly down pat. Sadly this hope os nearly demolished before the halfway point.

Healer is easily ... read more
afonsojorger
70
Enjoyable, but a definite shift from their distinct sound found in "Never Trust a Happy Song" towards more mainstream pop.
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Track List

  1. Deleter
  2. Inside Out
  3. Expectations
  4. The Great Unknown
  5. Youth
  6. Places
  7. Promises
  8. Ahead of Myself
  9. Hail to the Queen
  10. Burial
  11. This is Everything
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Added on: January 15, 2020