Happy People

Peace - Happy People
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2015 Ratings: #731 / 771
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2015 Ratings: #454
February 9, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
Everything is a little bigger, broader and more immediate - refinement, not reinvention, is the watchword here.
80
DIY
There’s no doubting that ‘Happy People’ has every means of turning these festival staples into a far bigger deal, but in the same regard, we’re also witnessing a transformation.
80
The Line of Best Fit
This LP feels so Britpop because it packages its angst and its agenda in a layer of exuberance and fun. But it's the strange mix of disconnection, anxiety and gender trouble that makes this album a record made by Gen Y, for Gen Y.
70
AllMusic
Peace can feel satisfied that they've grown from their debut, if only marginally, yet it's clear they're still finding their voice amongst the joyous, optimistic melodies that are the basis of so much of their sound.
60
The Skinny
There’s no grit, which could be a criticism, but it’s too downright fun to be anything less than a quality record regardless.
20
musicOMH
Peace make pop-rock in the blandest sense possible: rigidly conventional song structures scuffed up with the occasional ‘indie’ musical trope.
20
Drowned in Sound

Happy People should be the final nail in the coffin of the idea that quirky, photogenic outsiders who surround themselves with easily impressed teenage fans can automatically be moulded into something worthwhile.

18
Pretty Much Amazing
Truth be told, it’s a sad time for British guitar music when a band like Peace craft an album so poor it makes bands like The Vaccines and Palma Violets seem like messianic, indie-rock juggernauts. Avoid.
BuffaloStaple
40
boring, definition - Peace's sophomore full length commercial studio release, 'Happy People'. (e.g. That lecture yesterday was boring)
64
nice little songs just lack of uniqueness from the band
PSHANDY
85
オープニングのド直球すぎる英国歌謡に思わず笑ったが、全体的にメロディアスなナンバーが多い秀作。今もっともBlurに近い若手バンドは間違いなく彼らだ。
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MISC LISTS

/NME (First Half)

Track List

  1. O You
  2. Gen Strange
  3. Lost on Me
  4. Perfect Skin
  5. Happy People
  6. Someday
  7. Money
  8. I'm a Girl
  9. Under the Moon
  10. World Pleasure
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