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Fixed Ideals

Muncie Girls

Fixed Ideals

Second album from the Exeter indie/punk trio fronted by Lande Hekt

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    It’s all fascinating. Inspiring. Warm. Funny sometimes. All of it will make you feel better about the fragility of the mind.
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Fixed Ideals delivers excellently, bettering their debut's blend of memorable hooks and pointed commentary in almost every way
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    Muncie Girls capture the sound's uncomplicated euphoria in style. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    A record both charming and bold, the dichotomy of upbeat indie-pop and brutally honest lyricism only adds to its appeal
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  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    In lesser hands all of this lyrical seriousness could become wearing but Muncie Girls shape it into another brilliant record with a deft touch and an ear for a melodic hook
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  6. 7.7 |   Gig Soup

    May not attract as much fuss as other releases in similar musical circles. What it will do however is find a place in the heart of anyone who listens to it with open ears and mind
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  7. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    The catchiest of these songs convey the pop-punk group’s expert knack for earworm hooks fused to meaningful sing-along lyrics, and even after the subtler tunes catch on
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  8. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Is it as edgy or hard-hitting as their debut full-length? Sadly, no. But, this record represents a snarky, catchy piece of indie/alt. rock
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    McMullen's massive, crunchy tone does nothing to blunt the sweet and sharp report of the melodies, and there's a buoyant quality to Lande Hekt's vocals that lifts up the performances
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Through the angst and frustration, though, there’s a pervasive optimism present on ‘Fixed Ideals’ that reveals itself when Hekt talks about the friendships in her life
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  11. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    In a time of seismic change, political turmoil and rollercoaster national pride, Muncie Girls remain a much-needed constant
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  12. 6.0 |   Clash

    Whilst sonically 'Fixed Ideals' can vary in its impact, Lande Hekt’s lyrics tell a relatable story in a crafty way, carrying the record all the way through
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