Mixed Emotions

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Ratings: #691 / 958
User Score
Based on 7 ratings
March 20, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
True Panther Sounds / Label
Electronic / Genres
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The 405

Tanlines have delivered an overwhelmingly brilliant, memorable, picturesque debut that is bound to reap top spots come the end of year lists.

A.V. Club

Emm and Cohen keep their eyes on the pop prize: affecting lyrics about making connections and losing them, and music that follows those sentiments as they soar or sink. 

Consequence of Sound

It finds Tanlines further developing their sound into something all its own amid melancholic lyrics that show hints of maturity.


Tanlines have never had a problem with the set-up, but it's in the delivery where the occasionally falter.

Under The Radar

Tanlines spend most of Mixed Emotions proving that they're a cut above the average electro-touched blog topic, and they've got the versatility and songwriting chops to build a long-player with a powerful shadow.

Beats Per Minute

Mixed Emotions seems served just too late, and comes off as regrettably stale.


It’s certainly a promising debut, just one hampered by a songwriting scope that strips it of its own vitality rather than informing it.


It’s when they stray from their blueprint that Mixed Emotions yields some mixed results and you begin to notice the natural growing pains that go with any first disc. 

Drowned in Sound

As the title suggests, this is an album that’s easy to like, but not one that’s likely to take up residence in the deepest recesses of your heart. 

FACT Magazine

Tanlines’s debut comes across as well-meaning but overly earnest, overly-invested and trying hard to do many things at once.

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Track List

  1. Brothers 
  2. All of Me
  3. Green Grass 
  4. Abby 
  5. Yes Way
  6. Not the Same
  7. Lost Somewhere
  8. Real Life
  9. Rain Delay 
  10. Cactus 
  11. Nonesuch
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Added on: March 5, 2012