Love Yes

TEEN - Love Yes
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #306 / 762
User Score
Based on 42 ratings
2016 Ratings: #513
February 19, 2016 / Release Date
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Carpark / Label
Synthpop, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

TEEN has been a solid band for several years, but Love Yes has almost certainly elevated them to being a great one. With their vintage-meets-future sound and intoxicating rhythms, don't be surprised if this group begins to pop up more and more as 2016 moves forward.

80
The Skinny

Its sharp pop sensibilities could fool you into thinking it's not quite as weird as it is, but don’t be tricked:  Love Yes is away with the fairies and delightfully so.

80
PopMatters
The album is a significant step forward for TEEN; a dozen bright burning arguments that you can have your cake and eat it too with articulate, deeply felt but undeniably fun pop music.
80
DIY
‘Love Yes’ serves as the most iridescent article of TEEN’s discography – a crowning jewel that’s wildly flamboyant on first impression yet deeply personal upon closer inspection.
80
AllMusic
Equally sensual and challenging, it's the work of a band capable of commitment as well as grand gestures.
80
NOW Magazine

The complexity of some of the arrangements and the bouncy danceability of most of the songs make it easy to overlook the lyrics initially, but with repeated listens they start sinking in.

75
The Line of Best Fit

Chalk it up as another transitional album of sorts; Love Yes has TEEN well on their way if they’re not already there.

70
musicOMH

Love Yes is a memorable listen, if just a bit too busy at times.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Love Yes is the sound of a band moving in cohesive choreography. And that new motion takes place in an exploded space sounded by four female voices.

70
Exclaim!

Love Yes is a remarkable step forward for TEEN, blending the stylistic influences of their first two records to present a seamless and singular voice.

70
Drowned in Sound

Love Yes feels like a radical step forward for the Brooklyn-based group. It’s a coming of age struggle wrapped in the slick, veneer of Eighties glamour, and ultimately TEEN’s synth-pop dreams are hard to beat.

68
Pitchfork

After experimenting with ’00s indie and R&B on their last couple of records, TEEN is starting to find their very own sound rather than bogging themselves down with referential collage.

67
Consequence of Sound

Love Yes‘ cerebral emotionalism works best when locked into a colorful groove.

TimMcMahan
70
A slick piece of work that ratchets up the synths and beats to sonic levels matched only by the likes of St. Vincent. The album’s sound is wall-to-wall, so well-produced for a record apparently recorded entirely live, I have to wonder how they’ll reproduce it live.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#2/Sound Opinions
#68/Under the Radar
#96/Earbuddy

Track List

  1. Tokyo
  2. All About Us
  3. Gone for Good
  4. Another Man's Woman
  5. Example
  6. Animal
  7. Free Time
  8. Superhuman
  9. Please
  10. Noise Shift
  11. Love Yes
  12. Push
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