Constant Bop

Bop English - Constant Bop
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2015 Ratings: #24 / 772
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2015 Ratings: #185
April 14, 2015 / Release Date
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Downtown / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian
You find yourself marvelling at the production and recording – and almost forgetting how richly entertaining the songs are.
80
The Skinny

Retro it may be but it’s refreshing to see an artist shrugging his usual creative straightjacket and while its title still makes us wince Constant Bop is a fine album.

80
NME
This richly diverse record is markedly Petralli’s own.
80
Drowned in Sound
He’s crafted the soundtrack to sunny carefree days, a joyous and inventive album that evokes the past, but feels thoroughly modern
80
Uncut
A fast-paced, multi-faceted, furiously entertaining record that gradually reveals hidden emotional depths? Chalk another one up to the man in White Denim.
80
AllMusic

Much of Constant Bop's charm is how it captures an overall sense of fun without resorting to novelty or irony. Petralli's skills as writer, player, and especially producer allow him to explore freely while still delivering something that is totally engaging.

osterello
79
Super catchy melodies in really fresh and nice pop records. So so nice
daFigz
71
Sure, it's got its infectious melodies and its straight forward Brit Pop-rock persona... But, I'm not sure why so many (critics) are raving about this rather ordinary sounding pop-rock release. It's not as if Petralli invented a new style! And this retro label. Sheesh! I gave it the rating I did due to the production values and overall consistency. Bop English lost big points for making samey same sounding pop-rock music... And for believing it's all so clever. My suggestion: Borrow it from ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#17/Gorilla vs. Bear
#26/Rough Trade
#65/Uncut

Track List

  1. Dani's Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control)
  2. Struck Matches
  3. Trying
  4. Have I Got It Wrong
  5. Fake Dog
  6. Willy Spends an Evening
  7. Sentimental Wilderness
  8. Falling at Your Feet
  9. The Hardest Way
  10. Long Distance Runner
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