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Hold Fast

The Crookes

Hold Fast

Second album of jangly indie pop from the Sheffield quartet

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  1. 8.0 |   Q

    Not a second on these 33 watertight minutes are wasted. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    If you have a passing interest in placing your arms in upwardly turned right angles and doing the invisible hoola hoop, this album will pay furious dividends. Surely there can be no higher praise?
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  3. 7.0 |   DIY

    The Crookes have managed to create a homogenous and varied album that might have fit better into the 60s but is nonetheless utterly listenable with its characteristically retro feel, abundance of jangly guitars and soaring vocals
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  4. 7.0 |   The Fly

    The Crookes are rare in that they’re neither pretentious nor cynical. They’re using old-school approaches to write high calibre pop with unquestionable flair
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  5. 6.0 |   NME

    They’re all decent, but the songs lack a bit of depth until the Buckley-ish ‘Sal Paradise’ lands
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  6. 5.0 |   BBC

    Toe-tappers, one might call them, if they could be relied upon to twitch one’s extremities. But so familiar do the songs feel, even on a first listen, that digits only comply half the time
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