Yours Conditionally

Tennis - Yours Conditionally
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2017 Ratings: #531 / 717
User Score
Based on 116 ratings
2017 Ratings: #258
March 10, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

The duo's dialed-in and note-perfect arrangements are lovely throughout the album and the songs are heartfelt and hooky enough that they'd be just fine in the hands of a less potent singer.

80
musicOMH

Yours Conditionally is indeed a restoration of the loose-fitting, blissful, summertime tunes that brought Tennis to the attention of internet music sites everywhere.

76
Paste

It’s a collection that explores the uncertainty of one’s identity and their understanding of past experiences and current trajectory. And it’s as poppy as anything.

75
The Line of Best Fit

Yours Conditionally is much more fun when you allow yourself to dive headfirst into its strife and inhale its sarcasm rather than floating along its serene surface.

75
The 405

Seeking new inspiration, they have now returned with what's undoubtedly their finest moment in Yours Conditionally. The growth might even be missed by a casual listener expecting more of the same, yet it's undeniable. The songs are warmer, the lyrics more present, more biting.

70
PopMatters

While the album is largely content to reside in familiar, unchallenging territory, however, it is also a lean and well-crafted set of pop songs with more bite than it lets on.

70
Exclaim!
They've returned with a refocused sound closer to '70s singer-songwriter fare from Carole King and Fleetwood Mac, a sound that supports Moore's thoughtful lyrics.
70
Under The Radar

Yours Conditionally reveals its charms in reassuring and unassuming ways, through unspectacular but steady osmosis of a mellow high.

67
GIGsoup

From the very first listen, it's clear that the isolation surrounding the recording process has transcended into their musical landscape. The arrangements are soft and tropical, with bubbly synths and hazy guitars taking centre-stage, refining the edges of Tennis' key lo-fi sound.

64
Pitchfork

Despite the lyrical punch, Yours Conditionally is hamstrung by Tennis’ drums. The keys and bass on the album are unfailingly warm, but the shabby percussion is one-note, almost the work of a different band.

63
Northern Transmissions

While overflowing with introspection, Yours Conditional doesn’t always deliver on the music side of things.

60
Loud and Quiet

If it sounds like a band that’s running out of ideas then these 10 tracks dispel such an idea. They may have started life as a dream-pop band that were criticised for their lack of personality but they’ve developed into a more assured proposition.

60
Drowned in Sound

The simple and skeletal arrangements don’t make natural canvases for the larger ambitions of the songwriting and vocal performances.

60
God Is in the TV

A duo that combine intelligent wit with a rare genuine conscience.

58
A.V. Club

Even with some outstanding singles, the album as a whole finds the group somewhere between its comfort zone and a confident next step, with many of the songs bleeding forgettably into one another.

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70
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goodboiloic
65
The retro style is just an easy excuse
82
Fav tracks: In the Morning Ill be Better, Fields of Blue, Baby Don't Believe, Modern Woman
plowo
79
Favs: In the Morning I'll Be Better, My Emotions Are Blinding, Ladies Don't Play Guitar, Matrimony, Baby Don't Believe and Modern Woman.
55
this really disappointed me ;((((((((
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#4/BLARE
#6/Piccadilly Records
#30/Vinyl Me, Please

Track List

  1. In the Morning I'll Be Better
  2. My Emotions Are Blinding
  3. Fields of Blue
  4. Ladies Don't Play Guitar
  5. Matrimony
  6. Baby Don't Believe
  7. Please Don't Ruin This for Me
  8. 10 Minutes 10 Years
  9. Modern Woman
  10. Island Music
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