4.0 out of 5 stars
Hey Ocean's most impressive record so far, 22 Nov. 2013
As a big fan of the band's albums "It's Easier to be Somebody Else" and "Stop Looking Like Music," this was an easy purchase for me. Compared to these records, IS has a far more polished sound without compromising on charm and personality. Despite the marked improvement in production quality and the album's more demanding instrumentals, Hey Ocean! retain the same carefree pop sound. As a result, if you weren't keen on the band's earlier work, it's unlikely you'll find anything to love here. On the other hand, it makes IS a great starting point for a prospective fan.