Bombay Bicycle Club-Flaws (2010)

My Rating: 91% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: 40%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 63%

Average Rating: 65% (C)

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Rinse Me Down
  2. Many Ways
  3. Dust On The Ground
  4. Ivy & Gold
  5. Leaving Blues
  6. Fairytale Lullaby
  7. Word By Word
  8. Jewel
  9. My God
  10. Flaws
  11. Swansea



Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:


Thoughts on Album Cover:

Fits the album so perfectly.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

So badly.

Final Thoughts:

Bombay Bicycle Club caught me off guard with their second release Flaws. Known for being a alt rock pump up band, this down-tempo acoustic album may come as a shock to those exploring this bands discography, especially the fact that a lot of these songs are actually just striped down versions of tracks from their first album: I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose. Flaws may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially for those who have been fans from the very beginning, but to those that it caters to (Death Cab and Sufjan fans come to mind) it is a truly wonderful album.


Bombay Bicycle Club-So Long, See You Tomorrow (2014)

Record Review Requested By: Aaron Sawatzky

My Rating: 95% (A+)

Pitchfork Rating: 77%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 69%

Average Rating: 80.3%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Overdone
  2. It’s Alright Now
  3. Carry Me
  4. Home By Now
  5. Whenever, Wherever
  6. Luna
  7. Eyes Off You
  8. Feel
  9. Come To
  10. So Long, See You Tomorrow

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When:

It’s summer and you want a great pop album to drive/walk to.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Love it, nice and colourful, lots going on. Real original.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yeah, it’d be really fun on vinyl.

Final Thoughts:

Bombay Bicycle Club continues to amaze me in both quality and diversity. Going from their mostly acoustic album, Flaws, to this album is very jarring and impressive. They can go from really poppy, easy to dance to tracks, to sad songs perfect to speak into your sad sad life. Truly a wonderful group that you’re going to wanna keep your eyes on.

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