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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is the self-titled by the New York band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The album gives a loud, fuzzy, noise-pop feel and was released on Slumberland Records.

Professional Reviews AllMusic - ★★★☆☆ Culturedeluxe - ★★★★★ The Guardian - ★★★☆☆ Tiny Mix Tapes - ★★☆☆☆ Pitchfork - 8.4/10 Popmatters - 5/10 The Quietus



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  • Avatar for mattdelhey
    whenever i regress the most in my life i always listen to this highschool classic
  • Avatar for redoPop
    Still my favorite TPOBPAH, and it's weird to see complaints that it sounds like MBV – like that's a bad thing! Anyway, there's a rawness and a naivety to these songs that I don't hear in much MBV. Don't get me wrong: I'm not trying to deny MBV's influence, but this album has such a different mood!
  • Avatar for StrictlyStupid
    This album's phenomenal. fuck you guys
  • Avatar for TheCemetery
    great album
  • Avatar for kissesneverdie
    This is pretty forgettable compared to Belong. I like it, but it does get boring in places.
  • Avatar for CowboyDan154
    Despite this being a pretty clear sarah records/early slr + mbv clone, I still really enjoy it. Fuzzy pop tunes done right.
  • Avatar for pvmnt
    Blatant MBV rip-off.
  • Avatar for tahbyfet
    Young Adult Friction was misleading... this album bores the hell out of me
  • Avatar for matt1337c
    At a time when every album these days seems to have sickeningly sweet, crystal clear production, I greatly appreciated this album.
  • Avatar for Retrogums
    Like candy floss. I hate candy floss.

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