Do You Wonder About Me?

Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me?
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2020 Ratings: #310 / 390
User Score
Based on 115 ratings
2020 Ratings: #539
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May 1, 2020 / Release Date
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Frenchkiss / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash

What makes the album successful is that the duo has clearly grown and played their strengths. No two songs are the same - each one brings something new and tells a melodramatic story to the album.

80
NME

Diet Cig have retained the fast-biting wit that made ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ such a compelling prospect, but here there’s far more depth.

80
Exclaim!

Diet Cig invite you to laugh about your insecurities, dance to the rhythm of your jitters and sing along with all your self-doubt.

80
AllMusic

Do You Wonder About Me? is superior ear candy that won't hurt your intellectual teeth, and a more than worthy follow-up to 2017's fine Swear I'm Good at This.

80
The Line of Best Fit

A vital record of universal emotions that makes the current global mantra of “we’re all in this together” feel just that bit more believable.

70
Paste

If their acclaimed 2017 full-length debut Swear I’m Good At This was Diet Cig leaving adolescence behind and leaping into young adulthood, Do You Wonder About Me? finds them realizing just how difficult being grown-up can be.

70
Northern Transmissions

The space they’ve allowed themselves to craft an album of so many delights and honest to goodness thought provoking revelations about self is something that should be applauded.

70
Gigwise

Retaining the humour and fast-paced music that they introduced in the beginning of their careers, Diet Cig’s newest offering reveals a compelling maturity that elevates their sound and presence.

70
God Is in the TV

Do You Wonder About Me? is more polished and meticulous, its enthusiasm subdued, or rather kept in check, by frequent introspective musing.

70
Under The Radar

Do You Wonder About Me? isn’t quite the front-to-back killer album Diet Cig feels capable of, but it is absolutely a step forward for the duo.

60
No Ripcord

While there’s truthful feeling packed into satisfying bursts and some great songs, there’s nothing here that’s groundbreaking.

59
Beats Per Minute

Sticking to a playbook can be a great approach, but Diet Cig seem to be always aiming for “proficient”, while the “exemplary” boxes languish unchecked.

N0stalgia
50
I'm in no way ashamed to admit that I'm quite fond of Diet Cig's debut studio album from 2017, so going into this I was excited for what the band would come out with but overall I'm pretty disappointed. 'Do You Wonder About Me?' is not a bad album by any means, but it also doesn't exactly bring anything to the table that countless indie pop bands already have as well as doing very little to progress and explore new territory when it comes to their sound.
se101
70
Nice little excursion into pop punk and twee pop. Nothing much to this album beyond its face value, but still a fun listen.
HeyLeo
71
"Perhaps the biggest problem with Do You Wonder About Me? be mortality. The record is really good, at no time does it sound forced or made for any purpose other than something from the heart. Even the weakest tracks, such as “Broken Body” and “Flash Flood”, that suffered from a muffled voice, and “Stare Into the Sun”, which features Alex’s best vocals but has a slightly confused lyrics between relating the chorus and the verses, are still very ... read more
vincentbiz
85
Swear I'm Good At This has the most plays in my music library. Something about that album clicked with me in a way that very few albums do. I am sucker for pop punk and twee pop, Diet Cig seems to marry them in a way that I didn't expect past the year 2010.

The genre is now alive and well. There are plenty of bands out there with this aesthetic and hopefully more kids will start playing guitars and writing songs like these.

Do You Wonder About Me didn't click the same way for me. Maybe ... read more
Z.Younk
72
No sophomore slump here.
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Track List

  1. Thriving
  2. Who Are You
  3. Night Terrors
  4. Priority Mail
  5. Broken Body
  6. Makeout Interlude
  7. Flash Flood
  8. Worth the Wait
  9. Stare into the Sun
  10. Night Terrors (Reprise)
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Added on: March 3, 2020