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Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent

Lewis Capaldi

Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent

Second album from the Scottish singer-songwriter working with a series of songwriters and producers including TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway

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  1. 8.0 |   Dork

    Channelling sadness and self-doubt to forge connection, this album is what Lewis’ music has always strived to be: a testament to the strength that can be found in heart-wrenching sincerity
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Though these songs tread familiar ground, any cynicism is undetectable
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s a confidence, even if feigned, that sets this version of Capaldi apart from 2019’s; the heavier pop presence also injects his tunes with renewed energy
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  4. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The follow-up to one of this century’s most successful albums offers more of the same – a powerful voice and insight into heartbreak. But the wounded choruses can merge into one
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  5. 6.0 |   NME

    The break-up ballads sound tired, but when he turns inwards there’s clear growth in Capaldi’s capabilities
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  6. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Listened to one after the other, these gorgeously sung laments turn into a ballad soup of sorts
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  7. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    The abrasive Scottish balladeer plays it safe on this sonically and thematically repetitive second album
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  8. 6.0 |   Clash

    It’s impossible to deny such a likable, human figure his success, but this feels slightly too close to his debut to be truly considered a further chapter
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  9. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Prescriptive strength and beauty is ever present in this second studio album
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  10. 4.0 |   The FT

    The Scottish singer’s second album provides an overheated selection of love and break-up songs
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  11. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Perhaps the biggest yawn is the overbearing weight of a music-industry formula: if you like this, then you will like this. Gut reaction? It’s not you, it’s meh
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  12. 4.0 |   Pitchfork

    The chart-topping balladeer’s risk-averse second album is simultaneously overwrought and uninspired
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