This Is Really Going To Hurt

Flyte - This Is Really Going To Hurt
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #165 / 192
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2021 Ratings: #154
Liked by 7 people
April 9, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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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.

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.

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.

jcbal97
50
Simply not up to par with their debut.
avernannes
68
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6.8/10

A slow-paced and not hugely entertaining folk-esque, kinda Sufjan Stevens-y LP, that, although doesn't bring anything new to the game, has some beautiful moments, like on tracks "Under the Skin", "There's a Woman", or "Never Get to Heaven", that stay with you for some time.
leolucia
70
GOOD

Flyte succeed in their emotional project on "This is really going to hurt". Anyone who likes soft rock would enjoy this easy listen. Nothing about this project throws you off your chair but it shouldn't bore you either.
7rent
65
Elliot Smith if he was the frontman of (late 60's era)The Beatles at a Tame Impala concert featuring Julien Baker & Adrienne Lenker as the opening acts
R1v3r__
83
This reminds me of Cat Stevens' music. I really like this. It can be a bit boring at times but its so sweet.
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Added on: March 16, 2021