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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Canadian indie pop band Tallies was produced by Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh.
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  1. AllMusic
    Jul 29, 2022
    80
    Their debut for the label, Patina, delivers another high-quality set of infectious, subtly varied, vintage indie/dream pop for tuneful ears and stirring souls.
  2. Mojo
    Jul 29, 2022
    80
    Patina exists on an arc where grunge, the rave era, Britpop et al never occurred. What would have happened if the second half of the '80s had defined much of what came next? Tallies provide the answer - these nine tracks are that good. [Sep 2022, p.94]
  3. Sputnikmusic
    Jul 29, 2022
    74
    Patina sounds pristine and good enough to justify its own existence. When the highlight ‘Special’ carefully laces its framework with enough sparkles and ethereal vocal melodies to light up a pitch black sky, it’s hard to feel anything but joy. Tallies make music that, in absence of originality, is of excellent quality.
  4. Exclaim
    Jul 29, 2022
    70
    While their mesh of influences isn't exactly novel, Patina shows Tallies coming into their own as songwriters, capable of crafting warm, memorable music unbeholden to nostalgia.
  5. Clash Music
    Jul 29, 2022
    70
    Patina is a solid sophomore effort, and perhaps hints at the promise of a greater sonic exploration to come with their future releases.
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