AOTY 2020

Fake Laugh

Fake Laugh - Fake Laugh
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
July 28, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Headcount / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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The 405

This sun-soaked mess of jangly guitars, gorgeous melodies and pure bliss is just what the doctor ordered here in the dog days of summer.

Drowned in Sound

A solid, if uneventful debut album, full of heart, soul and charm that fans of dreamy guitar-pop need to listen to.

The Skinny

The overall feel of the album is perfectly represented by the cover image of Khan snoozing in the sun – it’s warm and hazy, but a little bit tiring.

The photo on the sleeve of Kamran Khan's debut illustrates so clearly the hazy effect that these indie-pop tunes have on us, during a sunny afternoon.
It would be a good idea to lie down on the floor and let their warm lightness caress you.
Melt - 6/10
Short of Breath - 7/10
Kinda Girl - 5/10
As I Get To Know You Better - 6/10
Hiding Place - 7/10
Freely - 7/10
You Will Find Out - 5/10
Wouldn't Bother - 6/10
Physical - 5/10
You Do Know - 8/10
Time To Die - 6/10

Overall Rating: 68 out of 110 = 62%

Overall Opinion: A lazier boring version of Hippo Campus. Pass.
62 sleepy...
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Track List

  1. Melt
  2. Short of Breath
  3. Kinda Girl
  4. As I Get To Know You Better
  5. Hiding Place
  6. Freely
  7. You Will Find Out
  8. Wouldn't Bother
  9. Physical
  10. You Do Know
  11. Time To Die
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Added on: July 23, 2017