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The Phantom Forest

Bearsuit

The Phantom Forest

Fourth album from Norwich art-rock five-piece produced by Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Foals)

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
2011 Fortuna POP!
UK Release date
14/03/2011
US Release date
14/03/2011
  1. 9.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    If there is any justice in the world, The Phantom Forest will hurl Bearsuit into the charts
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  2. 8.0 |   The 405

    Bearsuit have delivered exactly what you want from them – a bit of noise, lots of memorable songs and a cheeky sense of humour. Good to have them back
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  3. 7.0 |   music OMH

    With all five band members contributing vocals, the diversity of sound and style can sometimes make it seem like there's more than just one band at play here
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  4. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Bearsuit strive to document every interest and aspect of their creativity on this record, and because of that it’s a success
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  5. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Bearsuit remain in spirit the frolicsome DIY hedonists that John Peel and the rest of us made flags out of our collective cardigans over
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    Finds them in yelpingly good form, rigid electronics marginalising their previously abounding violins and flutes
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  7. 6.0 |   DIY

    When the band gets it right on tracks like ‘Jim Henson’s’ and ‘Cut Loose’ it makes you wish the whole album was full of these off the wall indie-pop gems
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  8. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The explosive choruses and frenetically silly pace of their early material has been notably toned down
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  9. 5.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A solid and sickeningly sweet comeback
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  10. 5.0 |   AU Review

    The Phantom Forest is maligned by a certain one-dimensionality – both musically and lyrically
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