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I Don't Run

Hinds

I Don't Run

Second album from the Madrid-based garage rock quartet formerly know as Deers

ADM rating[?]

7.4

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UK Release date
06/04/2018
US Release date
06/04/2018
  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Hinds are here to have fun, whether you like it or not. They may not push past boundaries they are comfortable with, but they have identified the qualities that make them special
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  2. 8.5 |   Gig Soup

    Hinds expand on their DIY vocabulary of buzzing, duelling guitars; nimble vocal interplay; bouncing, bopping bass and sympathetic drums. Viva Hinds!
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  3. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    There’s really something here for everyone, which is surprising that more people aren’t talking about it. Run…run to this album
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  4. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    I Don’t Run never ventures too far away from convention, but it doesn’t need to. It’s that familiarity that allows them to ramp up the sentimentality without coming across as kitsch
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Hard-sparkling guitars and an out-of-towners' approach to English make the band's classic indie references seem fresh again
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A second helping of warm, ramshackle indie
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    Firm, assured, and powerful
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    They've got the songs, they've got the attitude, and they've got the sound; all their potential has been realized and it's a joy to experience
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  9. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Hinds return with sunny garage rock weighted by concrete hooks and gritty resolve
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It takes the already colourful palette that the group used for Leave Me Alone and expands on every aspect of it, imbuing it with the sort of fizz and crackle that you can’t fake
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  11. 8.0 |   The Music

    Their endearing ramshackle edge remains
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  12. 8.0 |   NME

    The Spanish four-piece break no boundaries, but they're having a bloody blast
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  13. 8.0 |   The Independent

    If you’re looking for smooth guitar riffs and auto-tuned vocals, you won’t find it on I Don’t Run: Hinds thrives on their imperfections and that’s the point
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  14. 7.5 |   The 405

    Every instrument feels perfectly in place to create a wide range of songs. Varying emotions and a distinctly more mature Hinds
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  15. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Spanish duo’s second album displays the superior songcraft of Ana Perrote and Carlotta Cosials as they wade through love’s messy feelings with confidence and exuberance
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  16. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Neither the songs nor their delivery are perfect, but that's perhaps the point. Print edition only

  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘I Don’t Run’ advances Hinds’ endearing charm and esprit de corps, which in turn makes this another totally enjoyable listen
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  18. 7.0 |   Crack

    On paper Hinds may seem like any other indie band who jump around with their guitars, but the songs they write are pertinent and affectionate, and I Don’t Run basks in that vitality
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  19. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    The group is at its best when it speeds up the tempo and delivers pogo-ready head-boppers
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  20. 6.0 |   Q

    Previously shambolic Spaniards get unwelcome polish. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    More songs in Spanish could add to their authenticity and diversifying the elements of the genre could have made the album more interesting. Yet they are still one of the most bona fide groups in indie music today
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  22. 6.0 |   music OMH

    I Don’t Run is a pleasant enough listen, and one that would happily soundtrack many a summer barbecue, but it falls short of the promise of their debut
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  23. 5.5 |   Under The Radar

    A meandering detour through chill, lo-fi, and sometimes flat songs
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