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Butterfly House

The Coral

Butterfly House

Sixth album from Merseyside indie rock five piece

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  1. 8.5 |   FasterLouder

    Measured against much of the current vogue of USA indie pop The Coral are light years ahead on the creative continuum
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  2. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A sentimental seaside frolic with your summer love, far more Beach Boys than Beefheart
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Ageless, soft-lit harmony-drenched songs. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    If you've dug their Love-meets-Bunnymen thing in the past, there's no reason you wouldn't again
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    In recording a near-perfect period piece, let's hope they haven't snuffed out the mischievous spirit that made them so intriguing in the first place
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Proof that The Coral's psychedelic pop is now just as beautiful. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The Merseyside outfit’s finest release since their first
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A jolting reminder of why The Coral are a band that really should never be overlooked or forgotten
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  9. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Confirms their status as the oldest young men in the music business
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  10. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    While Butterfly House may contain few surprises, what actually startles is that the band sound as if they're actually having fun with what they're doing
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  11. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    It's hard not to like an album inspired by a decade as rich and revolutionary as the 60s, and The Coral do what they do well
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  12. 7.0 |   BBC

    They were never, ever going to astound us by delivering a math-rock or dubstep album as their comeback, but Butterfly House successfully arrests a worrying decline
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  13. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    If their previous releases saw them suffering from growing-pains whilst trying to figure out who they were, ‘Butterfly House’ sees a band now finally comfortable in their own skin
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  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The Coral’s Butterfly House exists as a welcoming aural paradis—though, thankfully, not an Oasis
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  15. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    The summer album that works all year round
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  16. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    There’s plenty of harmonies, acoustic guitars and strings, while frontman James Skelly deploys what can only be described as a croon throughout
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  17. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    An exquisitely harmonised, Byrds-referencing treat
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  18. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    The Coral’s perfect vision has always felt strongest with the spirit and originality of their experimentation. That identity on the whole seems a little lost on this record
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  19. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Frontman James Skelly has never sounded so beautifully forlorn. But one yearns for more of the chaotic bravado that drove their early work
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  20. 6.0 |   Clash

    It’s all very ‘nice’ but only sporadically truly vital.
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  21. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Tramps further into their bucolic retro haven where no nasty 21st-century references can touch them and captures a consistently lovely, wistful atmosphere throughout
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  22. 6.0 |   The Independent

    This kind of retro-folk-rock has been done so much better recently by Midlake on The Courage of Others
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  23. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Slowly but surely, the Coral are learning how to sound both mature and mercurial
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  24. 6.0 |   Mojo

    John Leckie's crisp production recalls his work with Stone Roses. Print edition only

  25. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    With each song, the déjà vu sense of pastiche is so pervasive it's hard to enjoy them as more than impeccable craft
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  26. 5.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Put simply, British indie pop has well and truly left The Coral behind
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  27. 4.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    From the sleeve art work to the John Leckie patented production, The Coral's fifth album screams out for comparison to the Stone Roses' first - which is hard to bear
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