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The Marble Downs

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The Marble Downs

Fourth album of folk rock from the prolific Glasgow group is a collaboration with Kentuckian Will Oldham

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    It's an unforgiving record, and not for the faint-of-heart
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It all amounts to a collaboration enrichingly beneficial to both sides - and to the listener
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  3. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Trembling Bells have found their musical love match in eccentric minstrel Will Oldham, who sounds positively tickled in comparison with his usual hangdog delivery
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Even those wearied by Oldham's avalanche of releases should investigate. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s an album overflowing with enough compositional styles to boggle the mind of a novice music history student, but it’s an exquisite tangle of samplings, woven together masterfully by Oldham and Neison
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  6. 8.0 |   Pop Matters

    Deserves a spot amongst the best collaborations of recent years
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  7. 7.5 |   The Quietus

    An aural feast, borrowing as it does from a colourful musical palette that takes in a wide spectrum of folk and 60s pop
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  8. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Oldham's decision to team up with Trembling Bells may well be one of the Louisville slugger's more eccentric fancies. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Sometimes it's hair-raisingly great, as on their fierce take on "Riding", a great old tune of Oldham's, or the surging coda of "Ain't Nothing Wrong With A Little Longing"
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  10. 4.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    It’s all about traditional folk posturing rather than celebrating that genre
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