AOTY 2018

Hold on to Your Heart

The Xcerts - Hold on to Your Heart
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #12 / 706
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2018 Ratings: #674
January 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Raygun / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Arguably, nothing The Xcerts are doing hasn't been done before ... It's just that The Xcerts do it better than anyone else, with the perfect blend of swagger, guts, and old school songwriting chops.

90
God Is in the TV

The Xcerts are branching out. Hold Onto Your Heart is step up musically and lyrically. It is poetic with perfect rhythm.

80
DIY

With ‘Hold On To Your Heart’ the trio have crafted another bold and brilliant album which soars higher than ever before.

80
Dork
No matter how dark things get, this album tells you to never shut out the light in your life. These messages of hope wrapped up in a bunch of sugar-rush rock songs hit the mark as The Xcerts stake their claim.
75
The Line of Best Fit

Every song leaps to action, be it immediately or with a tentative build, capturing the essence of what’s fun about life.

luna128
59
Down with critics and this stupid bullshit.
Br
50
The praise for this album makes no sense to me ... points for being able to play your instruments and for taking yourself so seriously
lemuriams
85
6.1/10 user score... PLEASE CLEAN EARS NOW

THIS IS THE BEST "EMO?/INDIE ROCK" ALBUM OF THIS YEAR SO FAR.

The song Hold on to Your Heart is a pearl of album.
liammenzies
50
When this album goes full-on nostalgic pop rock, it's hard to think of an artist that's had as much fun in 2018 as The Xcerts. Sadly that's only contained to a few songs and while nothing is detestable by any stretch, it's a safe album that may often underwhelm.
52
I have a suspicion that critics were on some mystical drug that made them think the album was good/innovative. That ore they just ignored all the lyrics, cause honestly the instrumentation is actually good. But everything else isn't. Vocals are just decent and don't really suit the album. And lyrics are just corny. This sure as hell shouldn't be anywhere close to the top ten of 2018. This is the most bland, boring, forgettable projects I've heard all year.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#24/Rock Sound

Track List

  1. The Dark
  2. Daydream
  3. Feels Like Falling in Love
  4. First Kiss Feeling
  5. Crazy
  6. Hold on to Your Heart
  7. Drive Me Wild
  8. We Are Gonna Live
  9. Show Me Beautiful
  10. Cry
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Added on: January 16, 2018