AOTY 2019

Stay Together

Kaiser Chiefs - Stay Together
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #755 / 763
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
2016 Ratings: #729
October 7, 2016 / Release Date
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Caroline / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
AllMusic

Stay Together is undeniably upbeat and revels in its conviction to make you move.

60
NME
‘Parachute’, the album’s first single, shoots for voguish, vaguely tropical production via Kylie and Girls Aloud hitmakers Xenomania, but is a tad sappy. Wilson’s pop vocal is much more convincing on the album’s bangers, ‘Press Rewind’ and ‘Happen In A Heartbeat’.
60
The Guardian
Overall it feels like a kind of gentrified pop: synthetic and nondescript, but predictably appealing all the same.
55
The Line of Best Fit

Too much of Stay Together sounds like it could be an ill-conceived Ricky Wilson solo record.

40
musicOMH

In all honesty ... it doesn’t feel right to call Stay Together a Kaiser Chiefs album. It’s not that it’s terrible – and credit should go to them for being so adventurous – but this might just be a makeover too far.

30
Clash

As a self-styled pop record then, ‘Stay Together’ is something of a failure, distinctly lacking in hooks, entertainment value and any sort of real ingenuity.

MusicN
33
Congratulations Kaiser Chiefs, you created one of the worst albums I’ve ever heard.
exception
20
god damn this shit is bad.

i'm gonna take a page out of DEEPSLEEP's book and do my own little best songs of 2016 so far list, in no order

Pallbearer - Fear and Fury
Car Seat Headrest - Destroyed By Hippie Powers
Kevin Abstract - Empty
Danny Brown - Pneumonia
Radiohead - Burn the Witch
Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom
Weezer - L.A. Girlz
Young Thug - Webbie and Swizz Beats
Denzel Curry - ULT
Bones - KeepTellingYourselfThat and Rocks
Inoue Shirabe - Function Spring
Thy Catafalque - Ixion Duun
KengojiUltamYT
68
It's not that bad!!!
silvandelogt
NR
"Everything is average nowadays." - Kaiser Chiefs, may 2007.
October 2016, Kaiser Chiefs release the most average thing on this planet. Number thirteen in a dozen. Not only is it average music you can find on any radio station, it's from Kaiser Chiefs, a band which has produced a lot of good music down the years. A huge dissapointment and the song 'Parachute' has been an inside joke among friends ever since it came out. I can not figure out what the audience is for this album, real ... read more
lemuriams
35
Bands like Kaiser Chiefs, Interpol, Muse, Kings of Leon should end career because I did not bring to music and playing one and the same shit.
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Track List

  1. We Stay Together
  2. Hole in My Soul
  3. Parachute
  4. Good Clean Fun
  5. Why Do You Do It to Me?
  6. Indoor Firework
  7. Press Rewind
  8. Happen in a Heartbeat
  9. High Society
  10. Sunday Morning
  11. Still Waiting
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