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Something To Tell You

Haim

Something To Tell You

Second studio album from the LA pop rock trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Polydor / Columbia
UK Release date
07/07/2017
US Release date
07/07/2017
  1. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    HAIM’s innate sincerity and musical ambitions finally sync up, resulting in one of the more consistent, cohesive, and enjoyable records of the year.
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  2. 8.3 |   AU Review

    While they haven’t reinvented the wheel here, it’s pretty obvious that they didn’t have to
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Where debut ‘Days Are Gone’ felt like a hybrid record, merging synthetic drum machines with organic samples to the point that the two became totally indistinguishable, ‘Something To Tell You’ feels like an altogether different prospect
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Finds them adding a bittersweet edge to their fusion of retro pop styles
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    More depth than the surface gloss
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  6. 8.0 |   The Music

    Their music has an ability to transport its listener to a different time
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Haim are a sleek outfit with an ear for catchy melodies and big, crowd-pleasing choruses. They aren't out to re-invent the wheel, and nor do they seem interested in doing so
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Instead of being reverential nods to the past, it sounds like a very modern band having the time of their lives. They’re showing off, but that’s because they can
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  9. 8.0 |   NOW

    Builds on a lot of the same ingredients that made their 2013 debut so memorable
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  10. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    No matter how late it is at night, you won’t be able to forget this album. In fact, you’ll probably be singing the chorus to “Want You Back” later today
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  11. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The California sisters remain masters of rhythm and create spacious pop-rock full of heartbreak, longing, and betrayal
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  12. 7.3 |   Gig Soup

    Something To Tell You is further proof that the trio are masters of rhythm and are only just getting started in their quest for indie-pop world domination
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  13. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Shines best when Haim step back, relax, and allow the songs to expand into their own idiosyncratic shapes
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  14. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    'You Never Knew’ best sums up Haim’s current shape. It sounds like Fleetwood Mac in its pace (in particular ‘Little Lies’), which is the band most compared to Haim
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  15. 7.0 |   music OMH

    At a real make-or-break moment, lead single Right Now rescues a record that ultimately deserves to be saved
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  16. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    In all, HAIM continue to craft engaging pop music. When they have something to tell you, you listen
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  17. 7.0 |   Prefix

    So impossibly infectious that they can just about get away with more of the same this time around
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  18. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The best moments are strung between soft rock and soul, as if Jimmy Jam or Quincy Jones helmed a late-Eighties Fleetwood Mac record
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  19. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    One gets the sense these songs will be at their best live, a safe distance away from the mixing board and in a setting where HAIM's undeniable raw talent really gets to shine
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  20. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A sophomore effort with solid ideas that get lost under gratuitous production
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  21. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The reality is that Something to Tell You, though strong in its own right, just doesn’t quite live up to the pomp and circumstance established by Days
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  22. 6.5 |   Paste Magazine

    While there are some candid moments on their latest LP, there’s a cleaner sound that is interspersed throughout
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  23. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Haim return with another album of polished sun-soaked rock and pop perfection, which they want you to know they wrote all by themselves
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  24. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Something to Tell You is here to continue the band’s summery, throwback rock
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  25. 6.0 |   Q

    They still sound like a millennial Fleetwood Mac with a love of en vogue. Print edition only

  26. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Haim remain drive-time ear candy, undeniably slick and effervescent. Print edition only

  27. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    An ambitious, hook-laden follow-up
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  28. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    'Something to Tell You' indicates that the trio may not be quite as bohemian as their sartorial style suggests
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  29. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Precisely wielded hooks and polished production can only carry a song so far, and it's difficult for Something to Tell You to gain much traction when the Haim sisters convey heartsick sentiments in only the broadest and vaguest of terms
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  30. 4.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This is the kind of music that artificial intelligence will be creating in the near future, should such dystopian chart-based horror come to pass
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  31. 2.0 |   The Independent

    It’s the songwriting equivalent of a child’s colouring book, except they never crayon anyone blue or green
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