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Out Of Touch In The Wild

Dutch Uncles

Out Of Touch In The Wild

Third album from the Manchester-based indie rock quintet

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Memphis Industries
UK Release date
14/01/2013
  1. 8.1 |   Bowlegs

    A unique, glorious, gem of indie, art, prog, pop
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  2. 8.0 |   BBC

    A detailed and busy blend, entertaining and occasionally confounding
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  3. 8.0 |   The Fly

    Easily the Manchester band’s most accomplished effort to date
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild’ sees them evolve into the Field Music you can dance to – or the Talk Talk you can smile to
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A vibrant, ambitious album packed with multiple threads that groove and intrigue, but always keep you on your toes
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    May be sophisticated and complex, but it's also damned groovy. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Q

    It's arty and possibly proggy, but the warmth of Duncan Wallis's voice never lets it get distant. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Has a feel of coherence and near-uniformity that was missing from the angled lunges of previous outings
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  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    If you're feeling a little out of touch with music, or the world, Dutch Uncles can show you the way back – if you're feeling adventurous
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  10. 8.0 |   Art Rocker

    What Dutch Uncles lack in much originality they make up for in quality and song writing
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  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s fair to say that we’ll be hearing a fair bit of this album throughout 2013
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  12. 8.0 |   State

    While terms like “math rock” can be rightly bandied about when discussing Dutch Uncles’ cerebral cartwheels on Out Of Touch In The Wild, there’s also a rigorous effort on the band’s part to find great beauty, emotional resonance and lightness in their songs
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  13. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It is quite amazing to realise that this is the Mancunian quintet’s third album and that they have not lost their iconic bouncy piano backbone nor their frontman Duncan’s falsetto
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  14. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It can only be hoped that this highly accomplished work provides Dutch Uncles with the same kind of breakthrough that the aforementioned Wild Beasts achieved with Two Dancers
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  15. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Their songs are odysseys in hooks that never linger anywhere too long
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  16. 7.5 |   The 405

    It's their most accessible work yet, so it's ironic that it could throw long-time fans for a loop
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  17. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    A very fine pop record and a nice suggestion as to the way England's pop scene could be heading
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  18. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The fragmented texture of the songs doesn't allow it to slip into bland slickness, but it's clean, theatrical, and kookily conservatorial in a pretty satisfying fashion
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  19. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    While you sense they've still not made a truly great album, the Uncles pack a sturdy punch on their most focused album yet
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  20. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    These songs relentlessly alter, shift and turn in on themselves in new and exciting ways
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  21. 7.0 |   All Music

    Even if Out of Touch, in the Wild is missing some of the bite of Dutch Uncles' earlier music, its brainy pop is always intriguing
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  22. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The instant attraction and album's focus is singer Duncan Wallis’ crystalline high-register vocals, which unashamedly echo Yes’s Jon Anderson
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  23. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The music's one-dimensional emotional range is the Achilles heel of an otherwise gracefully dextrous affair. Print edition only

  24. 6.0 |   Blurt

    More in the vein of another forward-thinking UK band Field Music with propulsive dance rhythms with perky keyboards
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