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Patina by Tallies



Release Date: Jul 29, 2022

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop

Record label: Bella Union


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Album Review: Patina by Tallies

Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 74
Based on rating 3.7/5

jangling a carrot A wise man once said "being original is cool but being good is way cooler and often also much harder", a sentiment Tallies seem to take to heart. On their second album, the Canadian dream pop outfit take approximately zero risks yet manage to put forth an excellent half hour of uplifting and relaxing music. Opening cut 'No Dreams of Fayres' combines softly spiralling guitar work with a loveable and highly memorable hook - something the band's 2019 debut sorely lacked.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Upon first impression, it would be easy to dismiss Tallies' sophomore album Patina for leaning a little too hard into early '90s 4AD cosplay. With album art clearly indebted to the storied British label's iconic, tactile collaborations with graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, guitar tones that split the difference between Robin Guthrie's reverb-soaked note clusters and Johnny Marr's precise strum-work, the Toronto dream pop band's presentation seems calibrated to channel a very specific, bygone era of British alternative music. They've even got a co-sign from ex-Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde, whose Bella Union imprint is releasing Patina in Europe.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Very Good

Toronto-based jangle troupe Tallies (Sarah Cogan, Dylan Frankland & Cian O'Neill) offered up a slice of ethereal dreaming on their 2019 debut LP . The band's tasteful blend of alternative guitar pop sensibilities – with a soaring nostalgia at its core – succeeded in inviting fans from indie scenes and the mainstream alike into their philosophy. Once the pandemic hit, however, their efforts to maintain deserved momentum reached a stopping point.

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