Sees the Light

La Sera - Sees the Light
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Ratings: #473 / 946
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
2012 Ratings: #125
March 27, 2012 / Release Date
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Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Paste

Sees the Light manages to squeeze a boatload of emotions out of simple verse-chorus-verse pop.

80
Beats Per Minute

Each song is rooted in the concept of relationships, crushes, and break-up sentiments from both ends, but La Sera takes each one to a different level.

75
Pitchfork

It's a record so enjoyable and expertly sequenced that it demands repeat listens before it's even over.

70
Under The Radar

Sees the Light retains the same dreamy qualities of last year's La Sera, while significantly upping the rock factor. 

70
PopMatters

Simply a good album that never overstays its welcome and offers a nice reprieve to those in need of something light but still a little memorable.

60
musicOMH

It does not do anything new or especially exciting, but what it does do it does very well indeed.

60
Consequence of Sound

Sees the Light ditches the brusque garage rock roots of Vivian Girls in favor of girl group-influenced pop, but a palpable aggression gives this sophomore effort an energy her debut lacked.

75
This La Sera record is a very simple, slightly lo-fi guitar-based indie pop album somewhere between Vivian Girls and Best Coast. Considering how simple and well-worn this formula is, Katy Goodman executes it extremely well. The songs are consistently hooky and very infectious -- I don't know if I'll ever get "Love That's Gone" out of my head -- and sometimes it's nice to just listen to an easy, low-concept indie pop record.
Sorrugis
71
Though it doesn't tread any new waters musically, Sees the Light is, for the most part, an enjoyable indie rock release from Vivian Girls' former bassist and lead singer Katy Goodman.

Best Tracks: Love That's Gone, Real Boy
Sinestroll
91
Best Songs: Love That's Gone; Please Be My Third Eye; Break My Heart
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Track List

  1. Love That's Gone 
  2. Please Be My Third Eye 
  3. I Can't Keep You in My Mind 
  4. Break My Heart 
  5. It's Over Now 
  6. I'm Alone 
  7. Real Boy 
  8. Drive On 
  9. How Far We've Come 
  10. Don't Stay
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