Get Real

CVC - Get Real
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2023 Ratings: #734 / 757
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Based on 45 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
Into the sensibilities of ‘70s rock, psychedelia, and blue-eyed soul, ‘Get Real’ tattoos those classic influences proudly on its chest.
60
NME

The Welsh rockers' debut album is a colourful fusion of rock and pop that makes up for in personality what it lacks in real innovation.

60
Mojo
Able Welsh sextet do their '60s & '70s influences proud.
60
The Arts Desk

The derivative factor can be off-putting.

50
Loud and Quiet

The overriding issue with Get Real ... is that the record from start to finish feels like a band warming up in their practice space, jamming out ’70s rock tunes before settling down to business.

TheCarioca
72

Hail Mary - 5/5 ❤
Winston - 3/5
Knock Knock - 5/5 ❤
Sophie - 4/5
Anogo - 3/5
Good Morning Vietnam - 3/5
Woman of Mine - 3/5
Music Stuff - 3/5
Mademoiselle - 3/5
Docking the Pay - 4/5
American Ultra - 4/5

DareG
70

Has a serious 70's AM vibe going on but while I appreciate nostalgia in this case it's a bit too much on the nose. More mild mid milquetoast than it is memorable.

Standouts: Sophie, Woman of Mine

Dropouts: Knock Knock, Anogo

i3su
74

Gave this a listen on a recommendation from a friend, and honestly it's pretty solid - albeit a bit directionless and uncertain of itself at a fair few points throughout. It's not really groundbreaking, but its a fun record which showcases some real potential, CVC just need to fully unlock that potential now.

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Track List

1Hail Mary
4:03
86
2Winston
3:22
65
3Knock Knock
3:17
81
4Sophie
3:54
74
5Anogo
4:22
64
6Good Morning Vietnam
3:34
68
7Woman of Mine
2:30
62
8Music Stuff
3:43
66
9Mademoiselle
3:47
71
10Docking the Pay
3:31
74
11American Ultra
3:57
68
Total Length: 40 minutes

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Added on: October 12, 2022