Hyperview

Title Fight - Hyperview
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2015 Ratings: #598 / 772
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2015 Ratings: #307
February 3, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

To longtime listeners, this sound might be jarring at first. Its lack of overt aggression marks a significant change in style, but it's one that ultimately suits the band.

80
AllMusic

Whether or not Hyperview resonates with Title Fight's existing fan base, it was the right album for them to make.

80
NME
As such, there’s more of a pop sheen to ‘Hyperview’ than its predecessors, 2011’s ‘Shed’ and 2012’s ‘Floral Green’.
76
Pitchfork

Consistent, concise and stylistically compelling, Hyperview is a good set of tracks, and a worthy crossover attempt at that, provided you’re OK with consulting the lyrics booklet and willing to take a ride on the undertow.

70
The 405
The band's shoegaze chops seem to still be developing, with the sound and production definitely improving, but the songwriting still seeming like the work of punks who can't decide what to do with tracks that are more than 90 second bursts of emotive energy.
70
Spin
The resulting ten songs bleed together but rarely sweat.
67
Consequence of Sound

Title Fight may be slowing down and looking skyward, but there’s something lurking here that suggests they haven’t taken the gloves off just yet.

60
DIY

This album proves that they possess enough confidence and ability to do just about whatever they want.

60
American Songwriter

Bottom line, Hyperview is an excellent standalone album, but as a cog in the Title Fight engine, it’s the weakest link. The album feels ingenuine compared to earlier releases and doesn’t mesh well with the rest of the group’s catalogue.

60
PopMatters

Hyperview finds them wandering in a more melodious direction, sometimes for better or worse. The album may not be completely game-changing, but it rings like a natural (occasionally unsteady) evolution.

smallpeeble
91
thank again to spotify discover weekly playlist and this band was recommended to me. to those who havent known; i really enjoy listening to shoegaze and dreampop music! after i listened to "your pain is mine now track" on this playlist, i immediately went to the LP and yeah voila. there is no wrong in this album.

but why is this underappreciated though? if u enjoy listening to shoegaze and alternative rock, might check this band out? 😄 🤗

faves:
1. murder your memory
2. ... read more
KevinPasos
82
Essential Tracks - Mrahc
NR
What a MASTERPIECE!
twwalter
89
Not only did they cross over to shoegaze, they made a damn fine shoegaze album. Easily one of the best alternative albums of 2015, and maybe even the 2010s.
85
It seems Title Fight just discovered the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Ride and/or a slew of other early 90's English shoegazing bands. Hyperview brings a stylistic change they hinted at briefly on their previous album, Floral Green, particularly on the song "Head in The Ceiling Fan' and it works exceptionally well here. Sure, they could have released another Small Brown Bike influenced album but they made the right decision to push themselves to take on an entirely new genre ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#45/Noisey
#60/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. Murder Your Memory
  2. Chlorine
  3. Hypernight
  4. Mrahc
  5. Your Pain Is Mine Now
  6. Rose of Sharon
  7. Trace Me Onto You
  8. Liar's Love
  9. Dizzy
  10. New Vision
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