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Clinging to a Scheme

The Radio Dept.

Clinging to a Scheme

Much-delayed third album from the Swedish indie pop trio

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  1. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    The strongest moments on Clinging to a Scheme ... are effortlessly catchy and upbeat
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Confirms The Radio Dept's skill at song craft and aesthetics, easily marking them out from buzz artists like Toro Y Moi, Washed Out or Memory Tapes
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    They’re dreamy sweethearts who occasionally open their eyes to write majestic brilliance like ‘Never Follow Suit’
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s small, almost perfectly formed and is worthy of that oft-used “soundtrack of the summer” tag
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  5. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    A solid, feel-good winner of an album that applies enough variety to feature in a number of your day to day routines and make them that much more special by association
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  6. 8.0 |   Blurt

    These crafty Swedes have been quietly releasing records for nearly the past decade and each one has been better than the one prior to it
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  7. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    The Radio Dept. has managed to inject a shockingly sunny undertone into their shoegaze-driven Scandinavian melancholy
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  8. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Tracks blend from one into the other, and the balance of styles and sounds has clearly been worked out so that they span the album as a complete entity
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  9. 6.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Those who prefer The Radio Dept with glimmering facades and those who prefer them soaked in distorted noise will find something to like here
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  10. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    When The Radio Dept. decides to explore outside their claustrophobic tent of fuzz, the results are most prominent
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The Radio Dept.: Clinging to a Scheme

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  • 4. Never Follow Suit £0.99
  • 5. A Token Of Gratitude £0.99
  • 6. The Video Dept £0.99
  • 7. Memory Loss £0.99
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