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Perch Patchwork

Maps & Atlases

Perch Patchwork

After releasing four EPs this is the debut album from the math rock Chicago four-piece

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Barsuk
UK Release date
29/06/2010
  1. 10.0 |   The 405

    This album is completely new, having been dragged from their metal influences through the lightening and pop influences to create one of the most perfect albums I have heard in a long time. An absolutely stunning album
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A new found sense of direction and a grandiose vision that stretches farther than the confines of math-rock ever could
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

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  5. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Perch Patchwork almost leaves the flashy musicianship entirely behind; when it is there, it puts it to good use-- here they turn their quirks into something diverse and accessible
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  6. 7.0 |   Spin

    Recalls Talking Heads and TV on the Radio, lightening any dark subject matter with twitchy bursts of colour
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A daring, auspicious album that puts a welcome pop spin on the band’s vibrant, eclectic sound.
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  8. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    It may not have the heavy-weight swing of some, but it is a refreshing and confident debut to say the least.
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  9. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    With a little more restraint, this could have been an outstanding album
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  10. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Maps & Atlases have their own quirks that makes their album Perch Patchwork stand out somewhat from other records of its ilk
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  11. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Those seeking greater musical challenges will probably want to look elsewhere, but there is much here to praise and enjoy
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  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The experimental rhythms and sounds that provide the backbone can be as cloying as they are interesting, but the continual desire to do something different is always laudable
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  14. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Ultimately Perch Patchwork has some good pieces that just don’t combine to make a great album
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