Tides End

Minks - Tides End
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2013 Ratings: #954 / 1023
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
August 6, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Captured Tracks / Label
Shoegaze, Dream Pop / Genres
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Tides End is so smooth that some of its nuances may be lost at first, but before it slips away, it takes listeners on a deceptively breezy and surprisingly affecting journey through moments that can't last.

The Fly

It’s an interesting mix of the wide-eyed and sparkly and the beachfront and nonchalant that makes for a hugely radio-friendly record that won’t dent your credibility.


Musically it’s akin to the recent Neon Neon album, but Kilfoyle’s musings on romance and class are all his own.


While looking for something more immediate than By the Hedge, Kilfoyle seems to have forgotten that Minks' original, diaphanous guitar-driven melodies worked precisely because they were a little indefinable: they explored territory too subtle for a traditional pop song.

Consequence of Sound

A portion of Tides End listens like a dramatic over-correction into the electro-pop realm. However, by album’s end, Kilfoyle and Verbos find the intersection between vocal melancholy and production excess.


The problem with Tides End as a whole is that it all sounds a bit like a blander, toned-down version of every electro-rock album released in the late Noughties

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Track List

  1. Romans
  2. Everything s Fine
  3. Margot
  4. Playboys of the Western World
  5. Weekenders
  6. Painted Indian
  7. Hold Me Now
  8. Doomed and Cool
  9. Ark of Li fe
  10. Tides End
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Added on: August 5, 2013