Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2017 Ratings: #223
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The Skinny

Throughout, Grow Up is a bracing and vital antidote to genre norms, and shares a worldview that nourishes both heart and head. A huge undertaking, a staggering achievement. You need this.

God Is in the TV

It’s a lazy comparison given that everyone who writes about Desperate Journalist makes it ... they do sound like The Smiths, because they’ve grasped exactly what The Smiths were about – not a jangly indie band fronted by an Oscar Wilde wannabe, but a loud, powerful rock beast who also had no fucking choice.

Drowned in Sound

A few more years playing together has refined Desperate Journalist’s songwriting significantly. There’s more emotional and musical depth to the songs on Grow Up, the slow-dance of ‘Purple’ being probably the biggest example of this.

Nov 12, 2017
Amazing album - 2017 has been a great year and this is right up there as the best of the year for me.
Mar 21, 2018
'Grow Up' tiene momentos notables en partes específicas del largaduración, sin embargo hacen falta más momentos para que la banda inglesa pueda diferenciarse del resto de conjuntos post-punk que instrumentalmente hacen siempre lo mismo. Elementos hay de sobra, sólo falta arriesgarse un poco más para la próxima vez.

Canciones Favoritas: Hollow, Be Kind, Why Are You so Boring?
Jan 20, 2018
Mar 24, 2017
Absolutely amazed by this album coming out of nowhere.
One of the year's best, no doubt....
Purchasing Grow Up from Amazon helps support Album of the Year.
#6/God Is In The TV
#38/Louder Than War
Track List
  1. Hollow
  2. Resolution
  3. Be Kind
  4. All Over
  5. Purple
  6. Why Are You So Boring?
  7. Lacking in Your Love
  8. Your Genius
  9. I Try Not To
  10. Oh Nina
  11. Radiating
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy

Added on: March 19, 2017