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Paradise

Slow Club

Paradise

Second album from the Sheffield indie pop / folk duo

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Moshi Moshi
UK Release date
12/09/2011
US Release date
20/09/2011
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    The sound of a more mature and confident Slow Club, but without losing that adorable edge that's so vital to them. Start clearing some space at the top of those 'Best of 2011' lists, for this is sure to figure
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  2. 9.0 |   The Fly

    Shows that Slow Club can do far more than just cute
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  3. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    They’ve deftly struck the balance between breaking new ground and retaining their sound while making a record that has – bold statement alert – NO bad songs on it
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  4. 8.0 |   BBC

    Ramshackle drums, rattling guitars and startlingly impressive two-part harmonies
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    More than just a step forward for Slow Club; this is already potential fulfilled, a band utterly in control and realising ambitions
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  6. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Slow Club is aware of their twee appeal—and uses it like a double-edged sword, throwing folk guitar solos, string sections, and ballads into the mix like a particularly well-timed punchline
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Sprawling, impassioned and mostly terrific. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Q

    The work of a band beginning to stretch their wings. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An album of exceptional and understated maturity and beauty. Sadness has rarely felt this good
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    The voices are huskier, the music juicer, the innocence of yore starting to chip away as Paradise sees them explore the dark side of vice and life. They're are all the better for it
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  11. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The duo has evolved from being among the best of an indie pop field overcrowded with cutesy duos to carving out a distinct niche for itself
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  12. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Slow Club dials into emotions without having to be overbearing
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  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A grander, more serious kind of pop
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  14. 7.0 |   Clash

    Sophisticated Steel City pop
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  15. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    The instrumentation coupled with the confessional lyricism leans it towards the notion of folk, but the sonic landscape of the album and its energy render it folk’s very distant cousin
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    These are songs for swinging lovers folks. Couples will hold hands brazenly, hearts will miss a beat, lips will be locked
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  17. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    These folk-punk mystics bring fairy-dusted heat in dangerous quantities
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  18. 7.0 |   NME

    Paradise is more reserved, with fewer in-jokes, it's less smart-alec and less disposable
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  19. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    Slow Club may need to write a few stronger songs, but sound-wise they have got it nailed
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  20. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A worthwhile purchase for those who like their pop unpolished
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