Tennis - Cape Dory
Jun 20, 2018
76
It’s awfully easy to be cynical about Tennis. They’re ridiculously insistent with that backstory, they shamelessly lean on nostalgia, and most of all, they embody both the early 2010s flash-in-the-pan blog buzz bands *and* the trend of the era where everything sounded like this and was situated near water. If I were an actual critic, I’d probably slap this with a 65 and call it enjoyable but predictable. The thing about “Cape Dory,” though, is that it works. It’s undoubtedly one of the most enduring albums to make it out of this strange era for indie pop, and it’s because they are almost unparalleled at tapping into a bygone era and emerging with catchy and charming hooks. Your enjoyment of Tennis will probably match up perfectly with whether you enjoyed Best Coast’s “Crazy For You,” but “Cape Dory” nearly matches that album for infectiousness. You can be cynical about it, or you can just sit back and enjoy the pretty music.
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