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Nothing Lasts Forever

Teenage Fanclub

Nothing Lasts Forever

Album number twelve from the veteran Scottish alt-rockers has an equal number of songs from two remaining songwriters Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Twelfth album from re-energised Scottish guitar melodicists sees them look forward with hope and positivity
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    With Nothing Lasts Forever, Teenage Fanclub have made a poignant, delicately rendered rumination on the passing of time and the enduring promise of love, all of which underscores the timeless lyricism of their work
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  3. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    For their second LP without former songwriting fulcrum Gerard Love, Blake and Raymond McGinlay are in their McGuinn and Parsons year
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The years have proven that the deceptive simplicity of their music only increases its potency, working hand-in-hand with their long commitment to the healing powers of brotherhood and melody. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    An organic song cycle largely concerned with the roll of time hope's eternal promise and an unerring sense of where their natural strengths lie. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Imbued with warmth and stuffed with terrific tunes
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  7. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    On Nothing Lasts Forever Teenage Fanclub have mastered when not to add too much of something but at the same time misses opportunities to innovate and draw listeners in
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Few bands have aged so gracefully as Teenage Fanclub. Self-producing and releasing their last several albums has allowed them to go completely their own way, old pals meeting up in the studio and doing whatever they want
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    A celebration of what makes Teenage Fanclub great, it’s a finely balanced LP of under-stated charms. ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ they say – except, perhaps, for Teenage Fanclub
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    They’ve settled into middle age with grace and dignity and continue to prove that it’s still possible to make satisfying, memorable pop music in comfortable
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  11. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    An illuminating effort in absolutely every regard, Nothing Lasts Forever is easily one of the most memorable musical encounters you’ll hear this year
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  12. 7.6 |   Spectrum Culture

    A beautiful, consoling, wistfully positive record that shows the band firmly ensconced in their silky-smooth niche; lovely but a little sedate for some tastes.
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's been over thirty years, but time doesn't seem to have slowed Teenage Fanclub in the slightest. The band's outlook may be less sunny, but their music sounds as lovingly crafted as it always has
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  14. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The Scottish power-pop band keeps things light on an album distinguished by subtle touches and twilight grooves
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  15. 6.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    In the end, Teenage Fanclub chose repetition, not innovation. It’s hard to blame them – their formula has enticed listeners for decades. However, for an undeniably talented group of musicians, they may have wasted the opportunity to not have to play it safe
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