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To The Happy Few

Medicine

To The Happy Few

Eighteen years after breaking up, the alt.rock band reform to release their fifth album of shoegaze noise-rock

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Captured Tracks
UK Release date
05/08/2013
US Release date
06/08/2013
  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Stands proudly with the work they were doing 20 years previously
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Each listen reveals further pleasures. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Eighteen years on, the landscape's changed but the sound hasn't. While this may once have been filed under 'shoegaze', now we can call it 'noisy dream pop' and just wade in its wash of guitars. Gentle songs played at 11
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A welcome and quite surprising return
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  5. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Exploratory listens are not a requirement to enjoy the candy-coated world Medicine has created with its triumphant return
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  6. 8.0 |   AltSounds

    A hit for the intellectual music listener
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  7. 8.0 |   Pop Matters

    A worthwhile comeback for a band that’d been fondly forgotten then remembered nearly two decades after what you assumed was its prime
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  8. 7.5 |   The 405

    Medicine were always towards the heavier end of shoegaze, or whatever you wish to call it, and this album confirms that they have lost none of their intensity. In fact, they've added to it
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  9. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Unlike the other reunited groups of their generation, Medicine doesn’t sound nostalgic at all, and in fact they sound more contemporary than the majority of young guitar bands playing right now
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  10. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Fresh and contemporary – as much as any new young guitar band around today – and not at all a retro step
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  11. 7.0 |   NME

    ‘To The Happy Few’ might be a fairly transparent attempt to relive Medicine’s salad days, but there are many worse sources they could mine for inspiration
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  12. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    The expected abrasive nastiness that should go hand in hand with such a noisy band is cast aside in favour of something genuinely light
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  13. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Less abrasive and more measured. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Stuck in the mid ‘90s along with their previous material, the only noticeable difference being better production values and a spikier edge
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  15. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Medicine have created an album for their listeners. They should have done it for themselves
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