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Swear I'm Good At This

Diet Cig

Swear I'm Good At This

Debut full-length release from the New York pop-punk duo Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Frenchkiss
UK Release date
07/04/2017
US Release date
07/04/2017
  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    They’re the kind of band we need right now and Swear I’m Good At This is their rallying cry
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  2. 8.5 |   The 405

    Swear triumphantly signals you can have party-poppers of fun while tackling the most pertinent and solemn concerns
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  3. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Diet Cig has built its reputation on Luciano’s unmatched concert energy, and that comes through in the headbanging bliss of tracks like “Blob Zombie” and “Barf Day”
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Diet Cig's deceptively simple fuzz-pop on Swear I'm Good At This is retro, but its themes are ageless
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    The snappy running time of Swear I'm Good at This means all 12 tracks breeze past in an instant, as if you're sprinting straight through the emotional core of vocalist Alex Luciano, grinning maniacally as you run
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Thrashy and rolling gleefully around in its own melodrama
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  7. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The New York boy/girl duo specialize in lovesick fuzz-pop on their fantastic debut album
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    An assured debut with a unique voice, one that finds humour in catharsis and catharsis in humour
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  9. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This brilliant debut sees Diet Cig establishing a complex, nuanced voice with a subtle uniqueness, a fierce emotionality and a great sense of fun
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  10. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    As someone who couldn’t play her instrument before starting Diet Cig, Luciano’s ramshackle sing-alongs very much fall in the Best Coast mould of deceptively simple lyrics and power-chord strums but display more sensitivity than snark
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's clever, funny, confrontational and touching. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   The Music

    Joyful and refreshing, both in timbre and taste
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  13. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Sure, it’s all been done before and it bloody well better be done again because this is what fuels great rock music
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  14. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    While the songs are serious, Luciano does an excellent job of giving them levity
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  15. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A bold debut that triumphs in its brave and confrontational lyricism
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  16. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Diet Cig's candidness is enthralling
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  17. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Places Diet Cig along strong contemporaries like Frankie Cosmos, Japanese Breakfast and Mitski in many ways, but doesn’t quite land the band in the upper echelons of this particular pantheon
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  18. 6.0 |   Uncut

    They've mastered the basics, but still have miles to go. Print edition only

  19. 5.1 |   Pitchfork

    On their debut LP, the eager duo fumbles that which makes indie pop so meaningful. It becomes a lively collection of empty gestures
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