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La Petite Mort


La Petite Mort

Thirteenth studio album from the Mancunian alt rock band, its morbid name inspired by the deaths of Tim Booth's mother and best friend

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A dazzling addition to their discography and easily their finest collection of songs in years
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  2. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Too often, the production strips away the potential majesty
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  3. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Bringing an attractive universality to some very personal emotions. Print edition only

  4. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    As with the recent return of Embrace, not a complete success but pretty close
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  5. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    La Petite Mort may not be a groundbreaker, but it's definitely a treat
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  6. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Inspired by the deaths of Tim Booth’s mother and a close friend, which gives a grim aspect to songs
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  7. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s a crossroads that asks the band and its fans if the James formula really suits their every approach. Because for subject matter so introspective, there’s not much subtlety to the music inside of La Petite Mort
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  8. 6.0 |   The Music

    The Mancunians enlisted the services of Muse producer Max Dingel, perhaps hoping his big-sound experience would give a freshness to the LP
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Solid but somewhat samey. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Diffused with an over-eager commercial charge. Print edition only

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