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I'm Bad Now

Nap Eyes

I'm Bad Now

Third album from the Nova Scotia band fronted by singer-songwriter Nigel Chapman

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Feels as much a modest masterpiece as Spring Hill Fair or Tigermilk. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Whether it’s cheering the night off with friends and family or spent in reflective solitude, I’m Bad Now is something you want to experience and get lost in, and if you don’t come back for a while, it’ll be just fine
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  3. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    They’re a remarkably consistent band, yes, but a remarkably skilled band as well
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    I'm Bad Now may be billed as a closing chapter in their first act, but Nap Eyes give the feeling that their narrative will continue on indefinitely
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Like much of the band's best work, I'm Bad Now needs some time to unravel: Chapman's reflexive and interrogative lyrics need to sink in
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  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The Nova Scotia quartet’s chilled-out, endearing indie rock gets a slightly more cutting edge on on their third album
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  7. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Some records don't make sense until you hear them in a car, at a party, or over an action movie bank robbery. I'm Bad Now is a walking record, in the best way, timed to the rhythm of a stroll to get you out of the damn house
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The folk influence has been pared back and the result is a sound fuller round the gills, more meat on the bones, but retaining the lo-fi aesthetic and ear for melody
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  9. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It arguably represents their most accomplished body of work to date and is testament to its four creators continually striving for that perfect mix of fluidity, depth and clarity
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  10. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    Nap Eyes try to be bad but just sound good on I'm Bad Now
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    You can't help feeling that eventually Nap Eyes will need to look to more distant horizons to maintain everyone's interest. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    For their third album Nova Scotia slack-rockers Nap Eyes sharpen up their act and create moments of brilliance
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  13. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Nap Eyes are more brain than brawn, more thinkers than thumpers. All this makes the title of Nap Eyes' newest record, I'm Bad Now, an interesting choice
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