The Linda Lindas - Growing Up
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2022 Ratings: #148 / 330
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2022 Ratings: #288
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April 8, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epitaph / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Louder Than War

With the longest song on Growing Up coming in at 3:40 and the shortest at 1:50, it’s an album that slams in, gets the job done and comes out leaving you dazed and happy.

80
Dork

By any measure, it’s remarkable. A record that doesn’t just hold its own amongst peers, but barges past them with unerring confidence, The Linda Lindas are proof that rock’s old boys’ club’s time is up.

80
DIY

A record that reaches across the generational divide through both its mastery of sound and the universality of its stories.

80
The Forty-Five
After being catapulted to international attention last year, the teen/tween LA band prove they've got more than just potential on their debut album.
80
Exclaim!

With every moment of unflinching social commentary, the Linda Lindas let listeners in to the smouldering embers of youthful promise we all have before the weight of the world eventually crushes our spirit. For as wide as their appeal could be, their eyes are open wider.

80
Pitchfork
On their debut album, the teen (and pre-teen) punk rockers turn adolescent angst and razor-sharp hooks into heartwarming pop-punk with ample charm.
80
NME
The viral LA teen punks represent a new generation who are more aware of their power and committed to using it than any before them.
80
Kerrang!

There’s nothing new on offer here by way of sonic innovation, but that matters little. The Linda Lindas know what they are – energetic, enthusiastic and effortlessly cool – and the confidence with which these 10 tracks are delivered is proof this is just the beginning.

80
Gigwise

The Linda Lindas show incredible potential on Growing Up, whilst also holding together an extremely individual and established sound.

80
Northern Transmissions
Growing Up can be tough, we all know that and The Linda Lindas have encapsulated the rush of hormones and all that comes with it perfectly.
70
The Line of Best Fit

Growing Up ... while uneven, is a propulsive statement of intent from some of Gen-Z’s most convincing spokespeople.

70
AllMusic

Growing Up is a heartwarming opening salvo that recharges the punk spirit for a new generation while recognizing, as they sing on the endearing title track, that "there's still a little more growing up" to do.

70
Loud and Quiet

If they’d respected the source material, then Growing Up could’ve been the sloppy, fun power-pop record that nature intended it to be.

60
The Skinny

Growing Up is an open window into their youthful outlook on modern life and everything they face going forward.

BaddieBaphomet
60

NO NUANCE REVIEW

This was actually really fun. It’s certainly not a groundbreaking album by any means, but there’s some solid songwriting and performances here and it definitely is a lot better than a lot of the other pop-punk that’s received mainstream attention. It’s a pretty entertaining listen as far as debuts go, they clearly have a lot of potential, and considering how young they are they’ll have plenty of time to make good on it.

Z.Younk
60

Listen, I'm usually a fan of loud, in-your-face girl punk bands, and I discovered / added their self-titled debut EP looong before "Racist Sexist Boys" went viral and had every pseudo-intellectual image-obsessed hipster like "Real Punk is Back!"; but, this isn't exactly the ambitious studio album they lead us to believe they had in them. It's more one-note and riffing off the same music on the EP, but it's not a bad relase whatsoever for a bang that had the massive overnight ... read more

mmbass
77

this is a really fun album and im glad people on here are giving it a chance!

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Track List

1Oh!
2:35
87
2Growing Up
3:06
80
3Talking to Myself
2:22
72
4Fine
2:02
73
5Nino
1:49
76
6Why
2:19
78
7Cuantas Veces
3:13
77
8Remember
3:39
74
9Magic
2:36
71
10Racist, Sexist Boy
1:49
79
Total Length: 25 minutes
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Added on: February 1, 2022