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Words And Music By Saint Etienne

Saint Etienne

Words And Music By Saint Etienne

Eighth album from this London outfit, who for 20 years have blended house, synthpop, indie and more into their sound

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Universal
UK Release date
21/05/2012
US Release date
29/05/2012
  1. 10.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    A masterclass of pop theory and practice in perfect harmony
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  2. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    An album that reaffirms all that is glorious and brilliant about pop music
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  3. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An excellent record, with a terrific title, but strikingly different, even for a band known for diversity. Lest there’s any confusion, it’s still very much POP!
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  4. 8.5 |   BBC

    A fantastic and warm collection of jubilant happy/sad pop moments, delivering all that Saint Etienne are known for
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    These songs are their sharpest in over a decade. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Words And Music isn’t just a celebration of popular music, but a hymnal ode to a loss of innocence, an end to the passions of our childhood
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Frequently sounds as dizzy with the joy of pop as Saint Etienne did 20 years ago
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    This is a beautifully executed love letter to the eternal pop rush. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    What makes Words and Music stand out is that it’s both polished and personal, a prime example of how a big pop sound can reach out and connect in the most intimate ways
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    There is perhaps no band with a greater appreciation of the sheer joy and thrill of pop music in its purest form than Saint Etienne
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  11. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A theme here is pop’s healing power, which beats penicillin any day
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    They have made an amazing album about how amazing pop music can be. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    The method in which you purchase, listen to and digest this record are completely your choice, but if you’ve ever truly loved a band like they were your own and invested time and money in their words and music, you’ll find plenty to make you happy in Words And Music
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  14. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Saint Etienne's best LP since 1994 masterpiece Tiger Bay
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  15. 7.5 |   Prefix

    Expertly explores the intoxicated love of music and the sheer joy of being a music fan: feelings so universal that they will never be confined to particular eras
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  16. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s not a record by a band at the end of their careers, but an acknowledgment of the end of youth, the recognition that they can’t get the past back, and don’t know what lies ahead
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  17. 7.0 |   Spin

    A sustained, meticulous love letter to pop culture, the ultimate statement from consummate fans
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  18. 6.0 |   State

    Some might find it a bit more 21st century Kylie then the pioneering innovative electro pop sound of St Eteinne at their best
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  19. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    It could be argued that the bonus disc of remixes is more interesting than the album itself
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  20. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Musically and lyrically, the album is a love letter to the indie-dance genre they helped to create
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  21. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Valiant campaign against culturally bankrupt pop. Print edition only

  22. 6.0 |   Clash

    Elevator music not quite, but rising out of the background might be an issue
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