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Sounds From Nowheresville

The Ting Tings

Sounds From Nowheresville

Follow-up to their two million-selling debut from the Salford, Manchester indie-pop duo recorded in Berlin

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    These 10 tracks are a masterclass in modern pop creation
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    One-hit wonders no more, White and de Martino now sound prepared for a big pop future. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    They know how to knock a tune together and have delivered a pop party album thrillingly in tune with contemporary listening habits. A lot of fun
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  4. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    There are forgettable moments and it won't conquer the world, but this is an album that deserves at least to reacquaint the Ting Tings with the outskirts of Somewheresville
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  5. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A smart and brave work that proves White and de Martino are willing to take risks and venture out from their comfort zone
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  6. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The music dips into ska, Eighties electro and power ballads, and the sumptuously noirish torch song "In Your Life" proves White's heart is as big as her spleen
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  7. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    A blast when it’s on and imminently forgettable when it’s not
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  8. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    After a few listens to the scrappy Nowheresville, it’s hard not to root for them
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  9. 6.0 |   BBC

    A so-so return on four years’ work
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  10. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    The better moments on this so-so second album, such as Hit Me Down Sonny, stick close to the martial drums and cheerleader chants of That’s Not My Name and Shut Up And Let Me Go
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  11. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    When the Tings are good, they touch brilliance; when they're not, they're as dull as they come
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  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A very tidy second album. Print edition only

  13. 5.0 |   DIY

    It’s the sound of band stuck in the middle of nowhere mindlessly aiming for every direction possible
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  14. 5.0 |   NME

    It sounds a little bereft of ideas, and way too short
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  15. 5.0 |   All Music

    Sounds from Nowheresville shows that the Ting Tings have more range than their debut suggested, but while it's more ambitious and crafted, it's just not as coherent as We Started Nothing
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  16. 4.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    There’s virtue in this album, but you have to look quite hard for it
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  17. 4.0 |   No Ripcord

    Never really succeeds in recapturing the snotty energy of We Started Nothing
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  18. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    Hang on to what the first disc has to offer and consider this a misstep. Now if the Ting Tings can do the same, their third disc (and let’s hope there is one) should be just fine
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  19. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    The songs vanish without trace almost as soon as they leave the speakers
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  20. 4.0 |   musicOMH

    The variety of styles shows potential avenues for The Ting Tings to amble down. But, even after the painfully slow gestation of this record, they still seem undecided on which one to take
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  21. 4.0 |   Q

    It rings unpleasantly hollow. Print edition only

  22. 4.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The Tings Tings' initial ascent was rapid, but whatever they were doing whilst away, it doesn’t seem like enough of it was spent really making a go at this
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  23. 3.0 |   The Quietus

    The problem with The Ting Tings' posturing and attempted re-positioning is the cardinal mistake made by bands in this position – they've forgotten to write any tunes
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  24. 3.0 |   Spin

    Maybe the Ting Tings have pulled some sort of Lou Reed maneuver here. Maybe this is their Lulu
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  25. 2.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album doesn't work as punk, and the lack of hooks (not one track on the album sounds like a viable radio single) ensures that it doesn't work as pop
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  26. 2.0 |   AU Review

    The formula is desperately uninteresting and simply hasn’t brought anything new to the table whatsoever
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  27. 1.8 |   Pitchfork

    The restless genre-hopping vibe makes this feel less like an album and more like a series of tracks written to briefs
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  28. 1.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The Ting Ting’s are not inherently awful; but this record most definitely is
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  29. 1.0 |   The Fly

    An insipid assault of dribbly, sub-Billie Piper pop sludge
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