Charly Bliss - Guppy
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #52 / 715
User Score
Based on 139 ratings
2017 Ratings: #223
April 21, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Barsuk / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Guppy, the debut album by Charly Bliss, is a nearly flawless exemplar of its kind, a record that captures a certain sound, mood, and energy with the passion and exuberance of a teen as-yet-uncrushed by life.

90
PopMatters

Guppy is a special release ... all you need is thirty minutes of hooks and riffs sung by a voice familiar the first time you hear it.

83
Consequence of Sound

Guppy lures you in with fine-crafted honey, before blindsiding you with a sudden downpour of vinegar (or piss, take your pick).

80
Exclaim!

Guppy is a hyper, loveable, endearing, gritty, catchy romp through early 20s confusion, love, lust, travel and therapy.

78
Pitchfork

The New York band breathes life into the poppier side of ’90s indie rock, and their debut is both wry and sincere in its expression of the endless crap conveyor belt that is life and love as a girl.

75
Northern Transmissions

Never stumbling but occasionally feeling a little too familiar, Guppy is a fun and energetic record that only suffers from feeling like we’ve seen it before.

70
AllMusic

Guppy may be just the ticket for those looking for a reprieve from the ubiquitous gloss of electro-pop, and they can have it without sacrificing catchiness or sunny vibrations.

MasterCrackfox
87
Remember what I said about having fun? This album is benefited by that exact same feeling. Charly Bliss craft an album straight out of the bubblegum pop 90s with their own spin, and lord do they do it well. It’s one of those albums that has no right to be as good as it is and should be, but somehow it’s pulled off to perfection. There genuinely isn’t a weak track on this whole album, and they all seamlessly go together. 10/10 would recommend.
79
Melodic and bubblegummy as hell... Just the way I like em
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Track List

  1. Percolator
  2. Westermarck
  3. Glitter
  4. Black Hole
  5. Scare U
  6. Ruby
  7. Dq
  8. Gatorade
  9. Totalizer
  10. Julia
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Added on: March 22, 2017