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The Something Rain

Tindersticks

The Something Rain

The ninth album from this indie chamber pop group from Nottingham

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Constellation
UK Release date
21/02/2012
US Release date
21/02/2012
  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A record built on restraint, tinged by poignancy and wrapped up in poetic human emotion. Quite wonderful
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  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It may be nearly two decades since their debut album but The Something Rain sounds like a band in their prime, switching between styles effortlessly and enjoying a new lease of life
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  3. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Marries their best sounds, the sighing strings and grand sweeps of their early years, joined by the stripped back jazz like elements of their latter period
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  4. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    It deals in buried dreams and realized desires; actual pain; false hope. Despite the baggage, this is not spectral music, but pop itching at the rash of the nation
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  5. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    Tindersticks provide a wholly convincing reminder that they are, by definition, an incendiary device
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    A remarkable album, made all the more remarkable given the fact the band had been written off by so many
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A band who seem to have rediscovered new ways of putting together their already impressive constituent parts. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Masters of the gloomy verse. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A well crafted and executed evocation of verdant indie pop that sticks with you long after it has sounded its final note
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    No shortage of quality
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    It may not be a career defining record but 'The Something Rain' is crammed full of twists and turns to create an emotionally rich and thoroughly rewarding listen
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  12. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Nine pieces of beautiful bossa-nova noir, daydreamy reverie and existential easy listening
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  13. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Tindersticks' maudlin, jazz-streaked music feels as vividly wearied as ever
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  14. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Even a mildly under-par Tindersticks are more engaging than many artists operating at full tilt
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  15. 8.0 |   Blurt

    The lineup is a well-oiled machine, and the songs here feel tighter and more confident in turn
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  16. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    None of these songs are entitled to be the album’s best and none of them work towards anything other than creating the quiet, gloomy album that it is. And yet there’s so much of this focus given to each song
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  17. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Not bad for a bunch of old blokes out looking for a Friday night thrill
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  18. 7.0 |   Spin

    Eerie, blue-light ballads for a supper club in the twilight zone; Leonard Cohen gone Lynch
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  19. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    If you’re a fan, buy this album and treasure it. If you’re new to Tindersticks, buy their first two. Then buy this album and treasure it
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  20. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A delicate combination of finely arranged brooding melancholy and redemption
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  21. 7.0 |   BBC

    A record full of mystery and intrigue that will keep you listening – and discovering new things each time – for a good while
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  22. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Experimental and intriguing, it veers from jittery nostalgia to off-kilter tenderness to subdued but pleasant instrumentals
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  23. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It works in the ways Tindersticks are expected to work, good sleeping music, good drinking music, and good mixtape music
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  24. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    After nine albums, it's clear that Tindersticks and the big time will never join forces. But they plough on, still making music unlike anyone else
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  25. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Trimmed to the core quintet, but the spark remains. Print edition only

  26. 6.0 |   State

    It all sounds magnificent, perfectly produced, and recorded in Stuart’s own studio out the back of his house in the south of France
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