Surrender

Hurts - Surrender
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2015 Ratings: #734 / 772
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2015 Ratings: #537
October 9, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
An album packed with skyscraping highlights.
80
DIY
Though the duo sometimes return to the comparative safety of moping synthetic orchestras, and soul-reflecting mirrors lying conveniently on the Camberwell Road pavement, for the most part, there’s a new sense of fun to Hurts.
70
PopMatters

Surrender just might be the album to catapult Hurts into the mainstream consciousness. If only Theo’s words were as riveting as his voice.

50
The Line of Best Fit

Surrender, accordingly, is the sound of a band in the throes of an identity crisis.

40
Drowned in Sound
Hutchcraft might be the real problem here: he’s good at what he does, but he only does one thing: big and sad and serious.
40
PopMatters

Surrender hurts. Whilst there are flashes of the burning ambitions of yore too much here is bland, formulaic and depressingly dull.

40
The Guardian
Their third album does little to differentiate itself from the kind of bombastic mainstream fodder that has felt stale for some time.
tha138
48
The duo permitted some scattered sun-rays to enlighten their sombre synth-pop heading towards a disinfected mainstream.
Sorrugis
30
Bland and derivative synth-pop marketed at a mainstream audience. Aside from the production, I'm not sure what there is to like about this album.

Best Track: None
choice_kingdom
21
What the hell happened...?
holsgr
30
☆½ ~ Deficient, unpleasant and forgettable emptiness. Not my thing.
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Track List

  1. Surrender
  2. Some Kind of Heaven
  3. Why
  4. Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us
  5. Rolling Stone
  6. Lights
  7. Slow
  8. Kaleidoscope
  9. Wings
  10. Wish
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