Be Strong

The 2 Bears - Be Strong
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2012 Ratings: #142 / 946
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
January 30, 2012 / Release Date
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DFA / Southern Fried / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
No Ripcord

The end result is an album full of tracks that sound so warmly familiar that they instantly seem like old friends.

80
Drowned in Sound

Be Strong wisely mines the rich vein of elastic cheer which has always found The 2 Bears at their carefree best.

80
musicOMH

Be Strong is a call to arms for listeners to get lost in music, irrespective of age, genre preference or life priorities

78
Beats Per Minute

If Be Strong is all these two busy men ever put out, it’s a damn fine accomplishment.

73
Pitchfork

Be Strong is primarily about pop-- the kind that is gooey, uplifting, and occasionally goofy.

70
NME

‘Be Strong’ is one of the smartest and funniest dance records you’ve heard in a long while.

60
Consequence of Sound

Be Strong, exudes sheer fun as it embraces an honest love of classic House.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#45/Time Out London
#48/NME
#55/Uncut
/NPR Music

Track List

  1. Birds & Bees 
  2. Be Strong 
  3. Bear Hug 
  4. Work 
  5. Warm and Easy 
  6. Take A Look Around 
  7. Ghosts & Zombies 
  8. Time in Mind 
  9. Increase Your Faith 
  10. Heart Of The Congos 
  11. Get Together 
  12. Church
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Added on: January 31, 2012