Spin (p.68) - "It's fun, if slightly jarring, to hear this infectiously hyperactive indie crew stretch out a little."
Alternative Press (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Los Campesinos! take a huge leap forward artistically, hot-wiring classic college rock with indie techno, vintage soul and herky-jerky post-punk."
Billboard (p.32) - "[T]he members of the seven-piece rock act Los Campesinos! expand their musical range by utilizing more instrumental and melodic variety than found on the band's 2008 sophomore effort..."
Paste (magazine) (p.61) - "[A] swirling mixture of radio noise and catchy choruses, ROMANCE reiterates the point of both musical and emotional growth..."
Clash (magazine) - "[T]he band bring to their latest effort a much darker atmosphere, with similarly desperate lyrics....Excellent."
Los Campesinos! third album 2010's Romance is Boring aims to be an amalgamation of their first two records, blending the headlong rush of energy that was Hold On Now, Youngsters.. with the thoughtful moodiness of the difficult second album We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed. The title track, with it's hooky sing-along chorus, is the albums highlight, though there are a few others that challenge for the spot. ~ Tim Sendra