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Blanc Burn

Blancmange

Blanc Burn

First album for 26 years for the recently reformed English synthpop duo

ADM rating[?]

5.7

Label
Proper Records
UK Release date
07/03/2011
US Release date
15/03/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Blanc Burn sounds completely comfortable in its 2011 skin. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Their 26-year break has generated new sounds and renewed enthusiasm, and there's not an ounce of fat here
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  3. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Its flashes of quality surprising, its mundane fills not so. That there’s more of the former is the most unexpected element of all
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  4. 6.0 |   Q

    Seems less calibrated for chart action. Print edition only

  5. 6.0 |   music OMH

    The duo neither pretends to revisit its successful past nor claims a faux renaissance, instead opting for an honest, if solid, collection of songs
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  6. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Could be past their sell-by date. Print edition only

  7. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    A quarter of a century on from when anyone last gave a damn, they are still embellishing synth pop with Indian instrumentation
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  8. 4.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    A severely dated record that could have used a bit of modern polish
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