Hippo Campus - LP3
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #25 / 341
User Score
Based on 188 ratings
2022 Ratings: #303
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

Almost four years on from their groundbreaking sophomore album Bambi, and Hippo Campus return with LP3, a record bursting with tender glee and intricate self-reflection.

90
The Line of Best Fit

While staying true to their indie roots, Hippo Campus expand their ever-evolving dimensions in LP3, as more electronic sounds find their way into the backdrop and are occasionally even used as the main built-up.

90
AllMusic

With LP3, Hippo Campus have made an album full of these transformative pop moments.

80
Dork
Although the transformation observed across their past work documents Hippo Campus’ journey of growing up and finding themselves, ‘LP3’ is the most fully realised and contemplative version of the band yet, a peak achieved via a tender stroll through their own wonders and concerns.
70
Clash

An invigorating and revealing return.

Greatr
50

Hippo Campus really lost me after Bambi. :/

Korzaski
100

let me calm down here and explain myself because while y’all aren’t tearing this album apart (it’s rather positively scored) some people might call me out.

i love this band, and i think it’s pretty clear. hell, i even liked their shitshow of an ep they put out last summer. but this album really is something else. it’s fucking magical. and while people might not see totally eye to eye with me on this one, i fucking love this album through and through. i actually ... read more

NTTR
52

Hippo Campus - LP3

Genre: Indie Pop
Country: US

Final Verdict: 52% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 138th / 154

Highlight: Ride or Die

Made me think of:
Young the Giant
Grouplove
Sunflower Bean

Kucingjpg
70

This is actually not as bad as people make it out to be. I adore the distortions and out of the field choices while maintaining the indie pop feel. I like the effort to balance accessibility and inaccessibility. It feels like they were reaching very high, and they made it out okay.

KingLukas
80

Some really catchy poppers on this. I dig it. Added like 4 to rotation which is good for a 10 song album.

66

fav tracks: boys, blew its, semi pro, ride or die

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Added on: October 19, 2021