The Naked and Famous - Recover
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #411 / 615
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2020 Ratings: #965
Liked by 1 person
July 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Somewhat Damaged / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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The Naked and Famous have proven themselves to be more than well-deserved mainstays in the indie bop world.

Rife with beautifully intuitive pathos, Recover is the sound of the Naked and Famous turning feelings of heartbreak and desire into powerfully relatable pop moments.


Recover is a work in pop form, with warmth for once. I'd say we can let the rock band aesthetic go the way of the dinosaur, at least if the pop duo can keep producing material like Recover. I'd hold a lighter up for this.

The Young Folks

Recover is a singer-songwriter, alt-pop anthem that is apt for relaxing on a calm summer day

I vibed so hard during this. This album could get a good score based off the title track alone but it serves as a satisfying alt rock listen, being enjoyable throughout.
Typical alternative album nothing new in it typical production and with lyrics i've heard them many times
If theirs one thing I can take away from Recover was how much this album has cemented over their past.
In contrast after their last album Simple Forms, the Kiwi duo (Who were a quartet, after 2 founding members left the band) carried on the work and here we are with an ironic name Recover.
Don't expect this to recall any trace of their cult essential Passive Me, Aggressive You; this is a home-style soothe with simplistic melodies and the first 3 songs pretty much establishes that.
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Replay Value: 10/40
Overall Production/Sound: 20/30
Lyrical Content: 10/20
Chemistry: 5/10
Orignial Score: 55/100

First time listening to Recover and I felt they didn't mesh well with the sound they wanted to achieve. Lyrical content was subpar with practically no replay value.

Recover (7.0)
Sunseeker (8.0)
Bury Us (7.8)
Easy (7.3)
Come As You Are (7.2)
Everybody Knows (7.3)
Echoes in the Dark / Well-Rehearsed (6.8)
Monument (7.2)
Death (6.8)
Count on You (7.7)
Muscle Memory / The Sound of My Voice (7.3)
(An)Aesthetic (6.8)
Coming Back To Me (7.4)
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Track List

  1. Recover
  2. Sunseeker
  3. Bury Us
  4. Easy
  5. Come As You Are
  6. Everybody Knows
  7. Echoes in the Dark
  8. Well-Rehearsed
  9. Monument
  10. Death
  11. Count on You
  12. Muscle Memory
  13. The Sound of My Voice
  14. (An)Aesthetic
  15. Coming Back To Me
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Added on: January 22, 2020