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How Beautiful Life Can Be

The Lathums

How Beautiful Life Can Be

Debut album from the Wigan indie rock quartet produced by The Coral's James Skelly

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  1. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A truly great debut
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    With Johnny Marr-Esque riffs, life-affirming lyrics that have a sincerity, depth, and wisdom beyond their years, the Lathums are cementing themselves as one of the UK’s top bands
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  3. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    How Beautiful Life Can Be, whilst musically not the most original, is deftly diverse and one of the freshest and most exciting LP’s of 2021
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Wigan four-piece deliver a spritely debut that pays tribute to their existing guitar heroes
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Gratitude, acceptance, and love are the Lathums' lifeblood, and even when they kick on the distortion or dip into the minor keys, their youthful spirit remains undiminished
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  6. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    If they’re given time to take it all in, iron out flaws and enjoy the moment before being squeezed too hard, The Lathums could be in for a hell of a ride
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The Wigan outfit have risen fast by feeding the eternal appetite for jangly indie – but aren’t as lyrically sharp as their forebears
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  8. 6.0 |   The FT

    The Wigan band resurrect the familiar sound of jangling guitars and regional accents on their debut album
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