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Debut album of avant-garde, post-dubstep ambient soul / pop from 21-year-old South London singer and producer Sam Howard

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A fantastic debut and surely a contender for album of the year
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A producer aiming to imbue the space between the notes with his own ghostly style
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  3. 7.8 |   PlayGround

    One of the big hopes of European electronic pop
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  4. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    The results are sonic upheaval and emotional chasms
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  5. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    May not be as strong at its more spacious, xx-esque moments, as it can struggle to hold the attention when Halls aim for the ambient. Nonetheless, stick with it and this is one of the year's more rewarding efforts
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  6. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    As with a lot of depressive downbeat electronic music with vocals, Radiohead is the most obvious influence
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  7. 7.0 |   NME

    Things get blurry towards the end as some focus is lost, but time is on this young talent's side. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   DIY

    Although it takes a while, Ark is an acquired taste that is well worth cultivating
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  9. 7.0 |   State

    Ark’s high points are so beautifully resonant that those less intense lull in comparison
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  10. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    For a great deal of Ark, he’s all too willing to snatch and grab from obvious influences, and play half-baked songwriter to his own indulgence, and ultimately his own detriment
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