The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #275 / 919
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
2011 Ratings: #113
March 29, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Slumberland / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Pitchfork

Belong is a bigger, bolder, and brighter follow-up that adds new dimensions to the Pains' sound while nearly equaling the songwriting of their debut.

80
PopMatters

Belong is a concept album about the struggle to make eye contact with someone who you’re think is unaware of your existence.

80
Consequence of Sound

Belong, though certainly louder and bolder than its predecessor, is still indubitably Pains.

80
No Ripcord

Belong is big, bombastic, excited — this is a band that has hit a rich vein of form, and when everything comes together properly, it’s stellar.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#26/Stereogum
#38/DIY
#40/The Needle Drop
#42/Treble
#43/musicOMH
#43/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. Belong
  2. Heaven's Gonna Happen Now
  3. Heart in Your Heartbreak
  4. The Body
  5. Anne With An E
  6. Even in Dreams
  7. My Terrible Friend
  8. Girl of 1,000 Dreams
  9. Too Tough
  10. Strange
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