AOTY 2019

Coastal Grooves

Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2011 Ratings: #434 / 920
User Score
Based on 84 ratings
2011 Ratings: #209
August 29, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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amygoodall
55
good
MinatoArisato
60
Catchy, fresh and very relaxed but somehow shallow and lacking in depth.

Best Track: The Complete Knock
Worst Track: Are You Sure You're Really Busy?
sumrapsungs
80
remarkable.
EntryIncomplete
55
I think the vocals are just about the only thing that keeps me from being bored out lf my mind while listening to this thing. Seriously these instrumentals are passable, and nothing else.
I see tons of potential, if nothing else, and because of Dev's surreal and quite captivating vocals I came out of this project at least somewhat positively.
64
Lead singer, Dev Hynes shows us his debut LP with crisp vocals and perspective songwriting that resembled a scene inspired by transvestite club culture from a 1990’s documentary. Hynes does a good job of setting the intended moods depending on the track. I did feel like this album was missing vocal range that I know Hynes is very capable of pulling off.
Score: 6.4/10
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Track List

  1. Forget It 
  2. Sutphin Boulevard 
  3. I'm Sorry We Lied 
  4. Can We Go Inside Now 
  5. S'Cooled 
  6. Complete Failure 
  7. Instantly Blank (The Goodness) 
  8. The Complete Knock 
  9. Are You Sure You're Really Busy 
  10. Champagne Coast
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Added on: September 7, 2011