Album Review of Heaven by Pomegranates.

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Heaven by Pomegranates

Release Date: Jun 5, 2012
Record label: Modern Outsider
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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Heaven - Average, Based on 2 Critics

Paste Magazine - 61
Based on rating 6.1/10

I wish The O.C. was still airing for a myriad of reasons, including Kirsten’s perpetually worried face and Ryan’s short-lived choker. Another is that so the closing track, “Surfing the Human Heart,” from Pomegranates’ Heaven could appear in it. The coming-of-age lyrics (“I have seen a lot of shit in my day / But I’m too young to quit they say / So I carry on,” and “If I had never been wrecked a car before / I’d still wonder what the airbags were for / But I’m older now”) make this heartache cut ideal to swim beneath the current of a long-awaited poolside slowdance.

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Consequence of Sound - 58
Based on rating C+

For a genre that defines itself by working outside of convention and following its own set of rules, indie rock has followed a fairly standard formula for mainstream success in recent years. A tight song structure, a hook-heavy chorus, and a few lush, poppy guitar lines can carry even the most under-the-radar bands to heights that once seemed implausible just over a decade ago. Just look at what it did for Modest Mouse.

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