Strange Pleasures

Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2013 Ratings: #408 / 955
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2013 Ratings: #137
May 7, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Paste

Like Creatures of an Hour, Strange Pleasures is a piece of great beauty—albeit, one that’s not for every occasion. If heard at the right time and place, however, it‘s the kind of work that can worm its way into your memory bank and haunt you long after the sounds have faded.

80
The 405

They've definitely pushed themselves on this album, and the pleasures it offers up aren't strange at all; in fact, they're quite exciting - Hughes and Murray have pulled a stylistic U-turn and embraced pop, and the results are impressive.

80
Drowned in Sound

It's to Hughes and Murray's credit that their voyage of discovery that takes in Germanic style looped song structures, Eighties synthpop and even hedonistic disco has paid handsome dividends.

80
PopMatters

The most baffling incongruity of the record is its name, for there is nothing strange about the pleasures it offers; they are of the most immediate and rewarding variety.

80
Under The Radar

Largely eschewing acoustic guitars, Strange Pleasures is a testament to the full-range of synths, turning what could easily become an exercise in sterility into a multi-faceted pop gem

70
DIY

‘Strange Pleasures’ is an album of cinematic charm and where, with the weight lifted off his shoulders, Hughes has created a journey along a dark motorway that adds light and colour to stand out from the traffic.

70
AllMusic

It's more of an adept fusing of very distinct styles into something interesting and almost factory fresh, if not quite to the level of the bands they are drawing inspiration from.

66
Pitchfork

Strange Pleasures works on a much more modest scale, content to subliminally scoot its way in, to serve as connective tissue between the Cocteau Twins and Chromatics on a mixtape, but not as the main attraction.

CheapandLethal
75
Decent
alansambista
96
Viajante, eu te amo por ter me apresentado esse hinário.
All the songs are great, but Berlin Lovers is disappointing.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#31/Under the Radar
#33/Gorilla vs. Bear

Track List

  1. The Trip
  2. Beginning to Blue
  3. I Can't Sleep
  4. All I Know
  5. Fireflies
  6. Berlin Lovers
  7. Future Age
  8. Going Back to Strange
  9. Beatcity
  10. Midnight Drive
  11. We Killed the Moonlight
  12. Strange Pleasures
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Added on: April 3, 2013