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Romantic Comedy

Big Troubles

Romantic Comedy

Noise pop and fuzzy indie rock on the 2nd album from the New Jersey quartet

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  1. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Move beyond the sound of contemporary guitar-pop and aim directly for the genre’s forebears
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  2. 8.0 |   Blurt

    Big Troubles has done a perfect job of combining past and present guitar pop into one 30 minute stew. It's nearly impossible not to like
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  3. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    I cannot help but feel spoiled by the ideas, chords and notes that support Romantic Comedy, and am grateful to Big Troubles having produced a record worthy of repeat visits
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  4. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Recorded by power pop purveyor Mitch Easter, he makes sure that these ten tracks never go astray even if they err too much on the safe side
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  5. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The charming, noisy production that gave the first record, Worry, a Loveless-on-a-budget feel has disappeared but has been replaced with an unobstructed view of the band’s noteworthy songwriting ability
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  6. 6.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    The record too often seems unsure of itself, the band uncertain of their ability to make this style of music conform to their rules rather than vice versa
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  7. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    There is little to dislike here, but there is nothing to fall head over heels in love with either
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  8. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A truly delightful collection of tunes
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  9. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    On Romantic Comedy Big Troubles seem resigned, more lounging than longing
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  10. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A helluva lot more produced than your average fairy-dusted twee record
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Another set of '90s nostalgia; part Elliot Smith tribute and part shoegazing emulation. Print edition only

  12. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    Ultimately lacking the sort of unpredictability or drama that can make these the songs that saved your life rather than reminiscent of ones that can
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  13. 5.0 |   BBC

    Big Troubles seem happy to drift along in a melancholic haze or a sun-drenched lackadaisical dream and let their well-produced but ultimately forgettable songs dissipate around them
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  14. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Much of Romantic Comedy simply provides padding around a clutch of top-rate tracks
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  • 1. She Smiles For Pictures N/A
  • 2. Misery N/A
  • 3. Make It Worse N/A
  • 4. Sad Girls N/A
  • 5. You'll Be Laughing N/A
  • 6. Minor Keys N/A
  • 7. Softer Than Science N/A
  • 8. Time Bomb N/A
  • 9. Engine N/A
  • 10. Never Mine N/A
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