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Spin (p.87) - "Rob Barber intensifies the band's trademark polyrhythms with snappy post-punk bass and eerie dub echoes..."Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Their organic, DIY dance aesthetic makes them a more structured Animal Collective."45.83982

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Clash (magazine) - "'Make It Gold' builds into an intense shamanic drone, and there's a curious dubby skank to the aptly named 'Big Bounce.'"45.83982

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Uncut (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ocused around some astonishing live sets on his home turf, Soho's Flamingo Club....JAZZ GENIUS doubles as a primer of British jazz in its most fertile, most exciting period."45.83982

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With poetic lyrics, an edge of mystery and the odd wave of baroque strings, it could be a lost classic from the 1960's, making no compromises to modern techniques."45.83982

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Magnet (p.92) - "They inject their obscure R&B, soul, gospel, blues and primitive rock with a grittily affectionate reinvention that rises far beyond impersonation."29.63418

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Q (Magazine) (p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Reader's rich voice breathes new life into Burn's words."Mojo (Publisher) (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Her ventures are immaculately supported by John McCusker, Boo Hewerdine and Kate Rusby plus the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, beneficiaries of Kevin McCrae's eloquent string arrangements."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (No. 967, p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Antony's voice is] an instrument of delicacy and rapture in which Nina Simone, Morrissey and Joni Mitchell seem to inhabit the same breath..."Spin (p.61) - Ranked #28 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[His falsetto] resonates with the power of decidedly nonmale vocalists like Nico and Nina Simone..."Spin (p.92) - "Scarily intimate and irresistibly beautiful." - Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.143) - Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' - "The music - equal parts muted cabaret and heavenly modern hymns - flies like the bird of the title."Entertainment Weekly (No. 804/805, p.133) - "[A] strings-garnished plunge into the depths of heartbreak (and gender-bending)..." - Grade: B+Uncut (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Antony's eloquent tales of alienation an love, played with Bad Seeds vigour by The Johnsons, are precious but palatable, and provoke compelling vocals from seasoned outsiders."The Wire (p.41) - Included in The Wire's "2005 Rewind: 50 Records Of The Year."The Wire (p.51) - "[I]t's Antony's voice that will move you, make you swoon."Mojo (Publisher) (p.56) - Ranked #1 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Not just a truly brilliant record, but a record that seemed to promise that the pop music mainstream need never be the same again."Mojo (Publisher) (p.62) - Ranked #43 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[L]onesome tales of heartbreak, longing and loss, finally arriving at some kind of redemption. An essential journey."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is tough, honest, uncompromising beauty and the next great voice in music."29.63418

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Uncut (106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Hal - perfecting eschewing irony - keep the envelope taut, the air fresh..."CMJ (No. 912, p.7) - "[An] album dappled in golden harmonies, ambitious songcraft, and a love-in vibe..."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (No. 984, p.150) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...LOVE KRAFT emphasizes contemplative beauty over the band's early work....There's more love in the Furries' craft than ever."Uncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "On LOVE KRAFT, Super Furries' democratic edge extends to vocal duties....Everyone pile in for 'The Horn,' a deranged sea shanty embellished by hammered dulcimer and harmonica."Magnet (p.99) - "LOVE KRAFT is a slow-moving vessel of love....Theatrical strings hover, gritty keyboards suffocate, and reverb oozes from KRAFT's pores."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "LOVE KRAFT has the recumbent demeanour of an album recorded in Catalonia and mixed in Brazil, and rather presupposes a similarly serene aspect from listeners."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.108) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003" - "...The thrill is hearing the Libertines try--not too hard--to keep it together..."Rolling Stone (p.79) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "[N]o band in recent history has better captured the vertiginous experience of falling apart and loving it."Rolling Stone (p.146) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[T]he Libs still sound like a gloriously combustible rock & roll mess..."Spin (5/03, p.109) - "...This is music to play in dark, velvety, womblike bars; this is music to play while buying cigarettes....If the Libertines represent the first wave of well-Stroked clone bands, we are optimistic..." - Grade: ASpin (p.115) - "[A] dark, tense record, but one still crackling with life." - Grade: A-Spin (p.64) - Ranked #30 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "Barat concludes this beautiful train wreck with a warm-hearted yet cold-eyed three-song intervention..."Q (11/03, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This lot splutter like unsafe fireworks. They could and should be huge..."Q (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[B]rimming with character, easily surpassing their debut, its energy level like a battery charge."Uncut (p.128) - "[L]ike The Clash's LONDON CALLING before it, repeat listenings reveal an endless succession of gorgeous hooks, spindly solos and tunes to hum forever."Uncut (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 - "If rock 'n' roll is all about freedom and the consequences that come with that, there's never been a better handbook."Uncut (p.74) - Ranked #22 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[Their] punk discharges on love, drugs and mutual loathing sound beautifully, if brutally, honest."Magnet (p.114) - "[T]he catchy THE LIBERTINES mostly proves the Brits have always taken their pop much more seriously than we ever have."CMJ (p.8) - "At their best, the Libertines are a band worthy of the overseas claims that they're the next Kinks or Jam."Mojo (Publisher) (p.60) - Ranked #57 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "The Libertines slap you in the chops like a Francis Bacon painting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[A]n extraordinary, challenging second LP, suffused with tenderness and anger..."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]oft, stripped-down Swedish cafe folk....It's mostly Bergman's frail voice, acoustic guitar or piano, with flourishes like the xylophone..."Spin (p.125) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Bergsman's new work has an introspective solitude, wisps of mandolin, sparse coils of marimba, all-thumbs pianos, drunken xylophone."Uncut (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "An obsession with the healing power of trees, expressed in Japanese-style, Zen chamber-music, counters lyrics of depression and heartache."Magnet (p.108) - "The result is serene, breathtaking and transportive....Stark but not empty, OPEN FIELD could induce you to take a secluded stroll through the woods."29.63418

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Uncut (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'What A Waster' still sparks with guttersnipe wit and 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun' makes a smart shotgun marriage of The Jam and The Only Ones."29.63418

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Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Green's songs are memorable and his subtle orchestrations effective, while his lovely, burnished, Dean-Martin-ish baritone voice glues it all together."Alternative Press (p.134) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Green's spaced-out, folk-mugging...and minimal bedroom orchestration places him in an entirely alternate temporal dimension on tracks like 'Tropical Island'..."CMJ - "Dusty '70s AM sub-genres are given new half-life, like on the lilt-pop of 'Morning After Midnight'..."29.63418

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Uncut (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sleek, sexy affair....Flirtations with a darker sound and Donna Summer-style disco emerge..."Q (Magazine) (p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their forays into electronica work best: 'Century' is a dancefloor stomper; 'Round The Hairpin' oozes synthesized menace."Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The sassy synthpop of 'Century' is full of techno flourishes and swooning vocals as if the girl singers had taken over The Human League..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lyrically, they're still wickedly sharp, but there's new emotional heart..."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is finest batch of songs since THIS IS HARDCORE. The songs are languid Eurotrash ballads, strung out on New Wave highs while hitting a post-punk low; his voice is a sultry whisper of bemused adult lust."Spin (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Courting trouble with wicked glee...Cocker plays a genteel psychopath, dissects the collapse of Western civilization, and mocks mindless escapism."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "Best are lacerating hidden track 'Running the World' and glam-rock cruncher 'Don't Let Him Waste Your Time.'" -- Grade: BQ (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[There's] an adventurous electronic edge that adds hints of darkness without ever enveloping proceedings in gloom."Q (p.123) - Ranked #24 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] collection of elegant torch and glam-pop songs..."Alternative Press (p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "JARVIS is a ripe thriller....JARVIS makes the descent into the miasma of mankind a joy."CMJ (p.38) - "The lyrics are expectedly acidic...but the gentle, retro-tinged balladry that pervades the record is a pretty salve for all of the bitterness."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith originality, unlikely uplift and tunes you can sing along to....A lot to re-connect with."29.63418

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Q (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his communal effort transcends rehearsal-room realities to generate Bagpuss-like psychedelia, all updated by strokes of fey electronica..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 --- "[W]ith strings, flute, harp and percussion, a deftly psychedelic percussion that greatly enriches Mystic Chords' whispered whimsy."29.63418

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Spin (p.98) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] band weds cattiness and punk-inspired spunk to studied pop-culture references....It's ridiculously entertaining."29.63418

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Magnet (p.111) - "[U]sing loud/soft/loud in tandem with the singing to underline every emotion a la Nick Cave....Those up to the challenge of a messier, darker Veils will find a few payoffs..."29.63418

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Spin (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n appealingly low-key solo debut....Top-shelf indie-pop tunes."Entertainment Weekly (p.106) - "[A] mellow debut, with its sweetly yearning melodies and modest arrangements that often recall Guided by Voices." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press (p.152) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- He kicks off the first Strokes solo effort with a melancholy, space-age lullaby and channels the Beatles' early stabs at Dylan on the unplugged 'Blue Skies.'"Magnet (p.99) - "Studded with bells and vocal echoes, folky torch song 'Blue Skies' is startlingly intimate and gentle....YOURS TO KEEP is a delightful surprise."Magnet (p.99) - "Studded with bells and vocal echoes, folky torch song 'Blue Skies' is startlingly intimate and gentle....YOURS TO KEEP is a delightful surprise."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Her girlishly seductive vocals are more versatile than ever; she sounds like Lucinda Williams' clean-living little sis on the gorgeous, full-moon ballad 'Happy'..."Spin (p.60) - Ranked #13 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[Lewis] breezes through the back pages of country soul with an easy but therapy-deep self-awareness."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "Consider Lewis the Emmylou Harris of the Silverlake set, her exquisite voice masking smart, tart lyrics..." -- Grade: A-Q (p.122) - Ranked #27 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[with] some wonderfully rich arrangements."Uncut (p.78) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album is elevated by the breathy gospel harmonies of the Watson twins, a pair of blue-eyed soul sisters from Kentucky..."29.63418

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Magnet (p.104) - "[They write] catchy, humorous-yet-heartfelt pop songs that stay with you long after the last wave of the day."29.63418

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Spin (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "From the dirty punk of 'A Trip Out' to the glimmering hope of 'Waving Flags,' the band's third album even recalls Arcade Fire's epic drama."Entertainment Weekly (p.65) - "[S]tandouts like 'No Lucifer' and 'Waving Flags' touch real greatness." -- Grade: B+Uncut (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he expansive lyrical concerns of the Wilkinson brothers are a source of fascination....Exhilarating in its ambition..."Alternative Press (p.144) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] vivid, nostalgic traipse into what good rock bands ought to sound like."CMJ - "There's a giddy moroseness throughout the record, one embodied by fluid solos that imbue pounding feedback and rollicking rhythms with a lubricated openness."Q (Magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that balances intellectual importance with the simple pleasures of great melodies played on meaty guitars."Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he choral surge of 'All In It' or the Atlas-sized chants of 'No Lucifer' strain against the confines of indie airspace....British Sea Power are thriving out on the limits."Mojo (Publisher) (p.72) - Ranked #14 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[The album] mixed rowdy noise, heartfelt tunes and church organs..."Blender (Magazine) (p.77) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ecorded partly in a derelict water tower and steeped in the political-apocalyptic side of new wave that produced Joy Division."Harp (magazine) (p.103) - "[T]hey may be at their most inspired here on tracks that let it swell, not rip, from the majestic chamber pop and melancholy swoon of 'Waving Flags' and 'Canvey Island' to the slow-burning beauty of 'No Need To Cry.'"Clash (magazine) (p.111) - "[T]he band is firing on full cylinders and full of the usual mischief."Clash (magazine) (p.63) - Ranked #31 in Clash's "The 40 Best Albums of 2008" -- "[A]n honest, downright beautiful breath of fresh air."The Word (magazine) (p.99) - "The album's masterpiece is 'Canvey Island'....A magisterial melodic swell and Yan's croon make it a thing of heart-rending loveliness..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "ROCK MUSIC? still captures that intangible essence of something lost and, as such, remains wholly affecting."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With Moretti on guitars, drums and backing vocals, the vibe is closing time at the Beachcomber: century pop with Jamaican, Hawaiian and bossa nova flavors."Spin (p.106) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he debut's barbershop harmonies, Hawaiian strumming, and lovesick melodies transform rock-club jadedness into an aesthetic fit for honeymoons..."CMJ - "Vocals switch off between Amarante's experienced croons and newcomer Shapiro's wise-beyond-her-years warble, while expertly crafted harmonies shape the deeply textured background."Billboard (p.29) - "Little Joy play a laidback brand of indie pop....In the studio with producer Noah Georgeson the three traded off instruments, and that evidently established an appealingly freewheeling vibe..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their debut certainly has an air of simple kicks about it, of lazy, starry Californian nights, of liberation from uptight Manhattan."29.63418

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There is a rare charm and deep calmness on the album's 11 innocent but never naive tracks....A spectacular step forward."Paste (magazine) (p.64) - "There's a powerful weariness to 25-year-old Alela Diane's voice as it dips and curls its way through her second album, woozy pedal steel glinting and shimmering all about her..."Pitchfork (Website) - "The album's first single, `White as Diamond', best showcases her expanded musical ambitious and the record's pristine sound."Clash (magazine) (p.96) - "[A] minor folk masterpiece, with delicate yet expansive instrumentation swooning underneath a voice that is achingly wistful and nothing short of jaw-dropping."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This time the instrumental backing is more handsomely orchestrated, with each song given colour by the sparing addition of drums, bass, cello, pedal steel, banjo and fiddle."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he trio pump out tightly wound, Seventies-sounding punk with a dozen near-perfect tunes about American pastimes....Their music is often thrilling and endlessly hummable."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "KICKS may take its leads from The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Orange Juice but these songs about Glasgow and girls still manage to invest the skinny-tie shuffle with some fresh contemporary verve."29.63418

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he band's heartbeat is that of Finn Andrews....With the group's often spare arrangements and bluesy, sandpapery melodies, it is his keening voice that gives the Veils their emotional wallop."Clash (magazine) (p.107) - "Towards the end of the eight-minute epic, 'Larkspur' you realise that this is a band at the height of their creative talent and you are privileged to be a part of it."29.63418

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Q (Magazine) (p.117) - "[T]he band manage to inject real drama into the majestically discordant, Sonic Youth-influenced 'Spearing The Sunfish'..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "In conjunction with MAN OF ARAN, it works brilliantly. The ebbs and flows they bring to their albums only enhance the man-at-war-with-nature visuals..."29.63418

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cocker's excellent second solo disc sets hilariously over-the-top come-ons to bruising garage rock and woozy soul..."Spin (p.97) - "[T]his collection of surging and reeling tunes is the former Pulp frontman's strongest since DIFFERENT CLASS."Spin - Ranked #27 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "Thankfully, acting middle-aged doesn't mean he's grown up."Entertainment Weekly (p.57) - "[T]he raucousness of 'Homewrecker!' or the title track will come as a definite surprise to longtime Cocker watchers..." -- Grade: B+CMJ - "The outcome is an entertaining bluesy, dirty kind of rock and roll that seems all too often forgotten amidst a new generation of shiny subgenres."Billboard (p.29) - "Cocker plays with different styles on each track, from the back-alley blues rock of 'Homewrecker' to the garage pop of the first single 'Angela'....There's still reason to hang on his every word..."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an imaginative sympathy that keeps you listening and engaged....His idiosyncratic approach marks him out from the usual run of career singers, and it shows no sign of weakening."Pitchfork (Website) - "It's a jutting, joking, hard-riffing jolt filled with raw self-deprecation."Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jarvis himself comes up with some of is wittiest lyrics since Pulp's heyday....All the more engaging for its honesty..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a wonderful surprise that FURTHER COMPLICATIONS turns out to be such a reinvigorated piece of work. Much of this freshness must be down to the working methods of Steve Albini..."29.63418

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Alternative Press (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album is a kaleidoscopic montage of stitched-together riffs and motorik propulsion, sometimes sprawling in execution but exhilarating in its reach and reckless abandon."Pitchfork (Website) - "Full of paradoxes and loving parodies, honeyed psych-pop harmonies and shaggy vamps....The results are as free-wheeling and inspired as the group has sounded in years..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The epic 'Cardiff In The Sun' is optimism writ large in a soaring paean to a beautiful city....It's the centerpiece to the closes SFA have come to producing a perfectly realised album."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'The Very Best Of Neil Diamond' blends a vaguely Eastern guitar line with tin-can rattles and a haunting vocoder refrain, while 'Moped Eyes' is the album's highlight -- a deft, funky number..."29.63418

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Spin (p.86) - "[T]he wooden drums and flutes warm the cool, wistful melodies on 'Watch the Waves' and 'Greyest Love of All.'"Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "EAST OF EDEN is bold and strange, fusing alien-sounding instrumentation with wide-eyed Scandinavian pop to dizzying effect."Clash (magazine) - "Wide-eyed and aware, EAST OF EDEN is awash with blissful instrumentals constructed with flutes, drums and traditional Pakistani rhythms..."29.63418

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Spin (p.92) - "[I]ts doomed subjects are well served by the band's dark, gentle strums and ghostly piano lines."Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their trad arrangements of others' songs are bewitching, particularly the haunting sad 'Annachie Gordon'..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[There is] a wintry eloquence to much of TENDER....Rarely has the deep past sounded so stirring, or so modern."29.63418

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Spin (p.87) - "Weber keeps the beats crisp but more varied, conjuring steaming pipes, wind chimes, and a bullet train."Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]his record is gritty and earthbound. It's darker, more forceful, and more chaotic."Clash (magazine) - "BLACK NOISE is a hypnotically accessible album, which is delightfully quiet, reflective and well, minimal."29.63418

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