Cheater

Pom Poko

Cheater

Second full-length album from the Norwegian electronic pop-punk quartet who all trained at the Trondheim Conservatory

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Bella Union
UK Release date
15/01/2021
US Release date
15/01/2021
  1. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A blissfully odd record
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Wacky, joyful and crammed with creativity
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Their tricks are always in service of their songs on Cheater, and their excitement about the possibilities of their music is utterly contagious
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Norwegian four-piece push their exploratory sound into even weirder places than before. However gnarly things get, though, they always bring the party
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  5. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Cheater finds Pom Poko stretching and redefining their own unique blend of mangled aesthetics and creating a ruptured post-punk-pop world that’ll leave you staggered and anxious for just one more song
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  6. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Norwegian quartet’s second album effortlessly waltzes between technical art-rock, dissonant post-punk, and pop’s irresponsible sugar high. It’s as daring as it is darling
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  7. 7.0 |   Sungenre

    It feels like the band is metaphorically wrapping us in a warm blanket as we drink hot cocoa. The melody is compelling and a fitting end to the admirable effort that is Cheater
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  8. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This record is lean as they come, but it dishes out such an unrelenting wavelength of stir-crazy exuberance that its aftertaste is probably best described as fraught
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  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Norway’s Pom Poko create a gloriously sweet and sticky mess with Cheater
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  10. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    As the record goes on, the relatively straightforward structures of the songs grow repetitive, and what at first sounded like wildness by the end sounds like a median indie rock record released any time post-Is This It
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