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Fifth album of fuzzed surf pop from husband and wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley

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  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmission

    The band has referenced the small footprint of the album, which describes its restrained production. But there’s also the experiential footprint, as the band captures specific, personal moments
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There is something both healing and deeply relaxing in this clear-eyed music of light
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Tennis' Swimmer is a distillation of everything they do so well, and it further establishes them as a dynamic, sophisticated pop act worthy of even bigger stages
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    They're five albums in and they keep getting better and better. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    As a band enters its second decade, it's good to shake things up a little so people won't take them for granted. Thanks to the life the duo breathed into the album with their dedication and passion, Swimmer should keep fans on their toes for sure
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  6. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley continue to serve up love songs that sound like they’re rescued from decades past
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  7. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Their most varied collection of tunes yet
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Moore's delicately stylish piano lines and Liz Fraser-style vocal hiccups combine seductively. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    You’d be forgiven if you wrote off Tennis when they released Cape Dory
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  10. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Bottom line: if you want to chill with some friends at the marina while you sip white wine sangria, then this is perfect music for you
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  11. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The duo continue their drift from lo-fi throwbacks to crisp modern pop, while maintaining the preoccupation with marital love that has animated their records since the beginning
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