Patina

Tallies - Patina
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #195 / 493
User Score
Based on 18 ratings
Liked by 1 person
July 29, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kanine / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
God Is in the TV
The perfect summer soundtrack, it conjures images of sandy beaches and people laughing and drinking under bright blue sunny skies. Nourishment for the soul.
80
AllMusic

Their debut for the label, Patina, delivers another high-quality set of infectious, subtly varied, vintage indie/dream pop for tuneful ears and stirring souls.

80
Mojo

Patina exists on an arc where grunge, the rave era, Britpop et al never occurred. What would have happened if the second half of the '80s had defined much of what came next? Tallies provide the answer - these nine tracks are that good.

74
Sputnikmusic

Patina sounds pristine and good enough to justify its own existence. When the highlight ‘Special’ carefully laces its framework with enough sparkles and ethereal vocal melodies to light up a pitch black sky, it’s hard to feel anything but joy.

70
Exclaim!

While their mesh of influences isn't exactly novel, Patina shows Tallies coming into their own as songwriters, capable of crafting warm, memorable music unbeholden to nostalgia.

70
Clash
Fleshing out dream and jangle pop tropes to align with a more modern sensibility, Tallies succeed in uniting the indie crowd and the pop crowd under an ethereal umbrella.
AllChup
70

Nothing new, but this is definitely one of the main records of the year, with a high rating, it made me dream, and this is the main thing in dream pop music.

JohnLouisHoward
75

they have such an atavistic sound that it's sure to be off-putting to most listeners. what sets them apart is Sarah Cogan's unique vocal style and a strict adherence to the School of Robin Guthrie when it comes to recording and production techniques. they easily alternate between C86 indie pop and dream pop, and they are well versed in the standard turns of each genre. I could listen to this stuff all day but it's probably too treacly and ephemeral for most tastes. best songs are "Hearts ... read more

andyintoronto
60

I really want to like this band and this album but it just fades into background music

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Added on: July 26, 2022