Oh Wonder - Ultralife
Ultralife
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mj04
63
I really liked them at first but somehow I got bored of their sound so quickly. Heavy still bangs though.
Favorites: Heavy, High on Humans and Heart Strings.
EntryIncomplete
38
Oh Wonder expands their sonic palette to create... a really boring and uninteresting record. And this time they lose most of their personality too.
88
Oh Wonder has learned from the mistakes it made in their self-titled debut album and used them as a jumping point to create the much stronger "Ultralife". The record tastefully depicts a vicious cycle of love and loss--starting first with the somewhat cliche "Solo", then immediately delving into the driving chimes of the title track. Though the lyrical content sometimes leaves much to be desired (as in "Slip Away", by far the weakest track), the rousing and ... read more
80
so emotional and i love the atmosphere in there
57
If you're wondering why this boy-and-girl singing in unison shtick doesn't seem as original as advertised, it's because of the xx, just one of many indie and alt-R&B bands from which Oh Wonder borrows very liberally. And yet there's a certain infectious popcraft at play here that makes it somewhat understandable why they've attracted such a following -- the sort of energy that makes a ridiculous song like "High on Humans" enjoyable. Still, it's just a bit too bland overall, erring ... read more
MatchstickMan
85
As an album that was highly anticipated by their fans, the follow-up sophomore album from Oh Wonder delivers a strong vibe to their ever-growing catalog.
Oh Wonder is known for their sweet harmonies and mellow feelings, but this album takes that and makes it more energetic. They introduce more driving beats and a more danceable feel, but manage to balance it out with a few mellow tracks, such as "Bigger Than Love", and "Slip Away". They don't let their songs drag out, they ... read more
VinylHound83
30
Overproduced, computer-age garbage water. The harmonies are amazing and the female lead vocals are just so smooth and beautiful. I would LOVE to hear her try different genres.
RandyXXX8
64
I expected more, it's just another album that could have been perfect, but it was not.
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