Grouplove - Healer
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Based on 63 ratings
2020 Ratings: #223
March 13, 2020 / Release Date
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I really like the vibes they create on here, but there aren’t enough memorable moments for me to return. I’ll more return to the moody tracks here. stuff I can have in the background and be fine with.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Deleter, Places, This Is Everything, Burial, Inside Out, Youth
LEAST FAV: The Great Unknown, Expectations, Promises
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.
In the roughly 10 years Grouplove has been around they never been able to stand out from the crowd for me but managed to create a strong following so I am always, not necessary excited, but anticipating their next release to see if i can join that group of people who love this band but Healer is the nail in the coffin for me with this band for now. It just so lifeless and stiff. It feels any indie pop band could make this album and nothing distinctive come across and thus it gets left in the ... read more


You know this was actually a pleasant surprise. My expectations for this were kinda low, considering that Grouplove hasn't made a decent album since 2013 and I was afraid they would continue the pop-electronica route they went down for Big Mess.But they didn't and released a pretty good pop album.

I believe the album is at its highest when Hannah Hooper takes the lead at singing. Expectations, Youth and Ahead of Myself and This is ... read more
I hate to admit it, but I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this record. Let's face it, Grouplove has never been a fantastic band and they have never had a great album; the only possible exception is Never Trust A Happy Song, but even that has its imperfections. Despite my low expectations, this new album didn't disappoint me. It's honestly exactly what I expected to hear. This wasn't any worse or better than I anticipated. It's just another generic indie-pop record that sounds like it ... read more
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Added on: January 15, 2020