Sorry - 925
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2020 Ratings: #153 / 603
User Score
Based on 320 ratings
2020 Ratings: #238
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March 27, 2020 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
It’s the sound of a generation who are the heirs to fuck all, and – despite their feigned apathy – the frustration is straight from the heart.
95
The Line of Best Fit
This is a confident, charismatic, too cool to care record from the London quartet, and it delights those looking for something different.
90
DIY

It’s a truly special debut, one that makes strange magic at every turn.

90
God Is in the TV
Don’t apologise, the only thing you will have done wrong is not listen to this record.
85
Under The Radar

It’s a thrilling and thoroughly modern album that manages to be experimental, dangerous, swaggering, unique, and also hugely accessible.

80
AllMusic

Their chameleonic approach is never garish, with strong songs being the main takeaway and all the experiments with production and style just the weird icing on the cake.

80
Clash

An authentic and contemporary guitar sound, ‘925’ is a snappy and raw blend that bounces the listener into the more unexpected edges of the imagination.

80
Sputnikmusic

Sorry is exactly the shot in the arm that indie-rock has been missing lately – a fearless band that has set out to make its mark on the new decade, and with 925, already has.

77
Pitchfork

On 925, Sorry lovingly poke fun at themselves and at rock history—but they also prove they’ve got the talent to go further than their gags.

70
Exclaim!

925 is a cohesive, enjoyable, drug-infused debut about two longtime friends trying to make sense of being young in a dreary world.

69
Paste

925’s most hedonistic narratives might be cause for condemnation, but let’s not cancel Sorry yet—the album’s more grounded poems suggest that the band are perceptive enough to render their loftiest tales with scorn.

60
The Observer

925 packs in more than a few disruptive ideas. But Sorry haven’t yet acquired the musical vocabulary to pull them off.

40
The Skinny

925 is a largely amorphous mass lacking in personality. Luckily, Sorry offer enough promise that forgiveness should be easy.

Jazpurz
50
It took me way too long to realize 925 was "nine to five" as in a 9-5 job. :facepalmemoji:

Titties.

Good now I have you attention. From the land of indie rock comes yet another album that comes notoriously close to showing a woman's breasts. I am semi-familiar with this band, but if you'd told me they were dropping an album just a week ago my response would have been "please leave me alone I'm writing my Dua Lipa review" (which is one of the best reviews I've ever written ... read more
Doublez
78
925 is another example that post-punk and noise rock are still going strong, without showing any signs of fatigue. It's not new, it's been years now that bands/artists can their energies generally in the 80/90's, simply because they are mostly children. The duo Sorry has been building little by little and seems to have been thinking about their album since the end of 2017, today we are lucky to have the final result.

First of all I appreciate and find really interesting the weird universe and ... read more
MasterCrackfox
82
As I'm listening to this I realize just how hard it is to box in this debut by Sorry. Is it post-punk? Indie rock? Grunge? Shoegaze? Dream pop? Punk?

That's the magic. It's nothing. Sorry doesn't care what they are, and neither should you.

London-based Sorry come through on their debut with a complete lax energy, as lead singer Asha Lorenz sings as if she's filing her nails the whole time, and backing vocalist Louis O’Bryen is just laying down. It's this cynical and disregarded outlook ... read more
Jamobo
75
Hearing that this was a London based Indie-Rock band with some eclectic influences from the 80s and 90s and a female lead singer kind of put the idea of "Wolf Alice clone" into my head. Gladly, 925 proves that Sorry aren't just some rip-off, even if the comparison isn't entirely unfair.
925 is about 43 minutes of Post-Punk, mostly the Joy Division kind, tinged with as many different flavours of Rock that have come out since Joy Division became New Order. Out of the gate Right Round ... read more
wless
90
woah! 925 is a really disturbing-sounding album, and it's not afraid to be. sorry begins the album with a string of great and dark songs, and then they carry these aesthetics the entire way through the album. and get this—it doesn't become boring! highlights include: "right round the clock," "in unison," "starstruck," and "wolf."
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Track List

  1. Right Round the Clock
  2. In Unison
  3. Snakes
  4. Starstruck
  5. Rosie
  6. Perfect
  7. As the Sun Sets
  8. Wolf
  9. Rock 'n' Roll Star
  10. Heather
  11. More
  12. Ode to Boy
  13. Lies
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Added on: January 23, 2020