Transparency

Twin Atlantic - Transparency
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #12 / 13
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2022 Ratings: #32
January 7, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Believe / Label
Synthpop, Pop Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

Transparency is the sound of a band restlessly searching for a new direction and pulling it off very well.

70
Clash

An attempt to sidestep presumptions and carve out new space, ‘Transparency’ could be the most unexpected move of Twin Atlantic’s career.

60
DIY

It all feels like something of a middle finger to expectation and convention.

60
NME

The record sags in the middle when the pace dies down, but ‘Transparency’ never overstays its welcome. It may not produce the “massive hit” McTrusty once pined for, but it’s a sign there’s life in the old dog yet.

60
Kerrang!

Ultimately, there are enough ideas on display here to just about see Twin Atlantic right. While it may not be a clear-cut success, Transparency does prove once again that its creators have it in them to be bloody great.

60
Classic Rock

Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic look inwards and get funky for a lockdown special.

ThomasGuy
39

Charmless, ugly crud that somehow manages to simultaneously try too hard and not try at all. I'd make a joke about this album being transparently shitty, but I'd prefer my writing not sink to the same level as these worthless NPCs.

ARTPOP
37

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humm1ng_b1rd
39

'Transparency', sexto álbum por parte da dupla escocesa Sam McTrusty e Ross McNae, ironicamente, acaba por transparecer o desajeito que ambos os artistas têm para com os gêneros em quê apostaram em seu mais novo álbum. Mas é tamanha quê acabam por o deixarem irreconhecíveis, afinal, o que deveria ser esse álbum? Era pra ser um inspirado synthpop/pop rock álbum? Era para ser punk, hard rock? O quê? Não sei, não ... read more

TryBananaPants
60

I can already tell this is gonna be an unpopular opinion, but I gotta be honest. I actually enjoyed this in a strange way.

I’m really conflicted as to how I should feel about this. I really have no prior experience with Twin Atlantic, so I went in with no expectations, and it…it’s something.

Everything about this is just kinda weird. The production, the writing, the delivery. It all feels kinda awkward and uncomfortable. But there’s definitely a likable quirkiness to ... read more

MFINNDOOM
10

This is one of those albums that's so bad it's actually pretty funny. The best example of this was when the vocalist tries his hardest to sound sexy on the second song but it just doesn't work because he's Scottish. And dance like your mother is one of the worst song titles I've ever heard. I refuse to believe that this album was made as a serious attempt to create good music, there has to be a bet going on between the guys to make the worst piece of music they possibly can there just has to be

Indieoteque
38

Bem merda

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Added on: January 1, 2022