This Is Really Going To Hurt

Flyte - This Is Really Going To Hurt
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #645 / 736
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
2021 Ratings: #661
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

It’s hard to think of many other contemporary albums that are quite so beautifully arranged as this.

80
The Line of Best Fit

The record is certainly clever but feels stripped back in comparison to their 2017 debut, now relying mostly on pointed lyricism that deftly avoids pretension.

80
Dork

A collection of poignant songs handpicked by a band that excels in conveying emotion through sound and breaking your heart one harmony at a time.

70
Uncut

On This Is Really Going To Hurt, singer Will Taylor's characteristic black humour still cloaks the West Coast harmonies of "Everyone's A Winner”, but the emotion cuts deep, and “Losing You" beautifully evokes the emptiness of post-breakup existence.

70
Clash

A refined 10 song document that cycles through moods and tones, ‘This Is Really Going To Hurt’ is perhaps the finest example yet of Flyte’s undoubted artistry, and offers yet more proof that they remain one of the country’s most underrated groups.

70
Under The Radar
Falling somewhere between the sparse beauty of the work of Elliott Smith and the soundtrack-ready universal pop of Travis, these are carefully crafted and perfectly honed indie pop songs of a depth that I have to admit to the shame of being surprised by, with humble apologies to the band.
60
Mojo

The strengths of Loved Ones remain: super-tight harmonies course through the Crosby, Stills & Nash-esqe There's A Woman and Mistress America; a complex musical fragility underpins the catchy Easy Tiger and l've Got A Girl.

60
NME

Like most break-up albums, ‘This Is Really Going To Hurt’ is self-indulgent. There are moments of relatability, but for the most part, Taylor’s fury steamrolls everything.

60
PopMatters

Flyte’s This Is Really Going to Hurt begins as gentle indie-pop but swerves hard into ’60s pop pastiche about halfway through.

40
DIY

While it’s clear Flyte’s heads live somewhere in ‘70s California, their melodies always kissed by the requisite amount of sunshine, ‘This Is Really Going To Hurt’ doesn’t exactly say much about the group themselves.

Baylen
70

Simply not up to par with their debut.

Edit: We’re almost 1 year after I initially rated this album. I honestly don’t think that I was all that focused on the album when I initially gave it a listen. I just re-listened to it and really liked what I heard. Score adjusted from 50 to 70.

AngelHerntz
79

Sé que llego un poco tarde, pero déjenme decirles a todos aquellos que no le han brindado una oportunidad al This is really going to hurt de Flyte, que se están perdiendo un trabajo de una calidad inmejorable. No son para nada descabellada las comparaciones que les hacen con bandas tan populares como los mismísimos Beatles; aunque en verdad eso sólo pasa en alguno que otro corte. Uno de los aspectos que al menos a mí me remite a los escarabajos, son las ... read more

R1v3r__
70

This reminds me of Cat Stevens' music. I really like this. It can be a bit boring at times but its so sweet.

AngelHerntz
79

Sé que llego un poco tarde, pero déjenme decirles a todos aquellos que no le han brindado una oportunidad al This is really going to hurt de Flyte, que se están perdiendo un trabajo de una calidad inmejorable. No son para nada descabellada las comparaciones que les hacen con bandas tan populares como los mismísimos Beatles; aunque en verdad eso sólo pasa en alguno que otro corte. Uno de los aspectos que al menos a mí me remite a los escarabajos, son las ... read more

summerboywest
90

I love everything about this record, I have no complaints at all. It reminds me of simpler times, but also perfectly encapsulates how hard life has been this past year and a bit.

CheapandLethal
65

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Track List

  1. Easy Tiger
  2. Losing You
  3. I've Got A Girl
  4. Under the Skin
  5. Everyone's a Winner
  6. Trying to Break Your Heart
  7. Love Is an Accident
  8. There's a Woman
  9. Mistress America
  10. Never Get to Heaven

Year End Lists

#10/The Independent
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Added on: March 16, 2021