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Conversations

Woman's Hour

Conversations

Debut LP from the London swoon-pop four-piece, with visuals created in conjunction with fine artists Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Secretly Canadian
UK Release date
21/07/2014
US Release date
15/07/2014
  1. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Executed with finesse, sensitivity and a richly opaque narrative that allures and ultimately binds the listener from start to finish
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    They don't shatter boundaries or expectations, but instead provide a grand, bedrock-solid opus stuffed with 10-tonne emotional blows and tranquillity most indie-pop groups shun
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  3. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    To have held back from the hype machine and pursued their own vision of success is admirable. To have achieved this at the first time of asking, that’s damned well remarkable
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  4. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Woman's Hour avoid sounding derivative by making pop music that looks you in the eye. If you meet their gaze, you won't find any tears, but you will find understanding
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    Fans of dreamy, soulful indie-pop should tune in to the Cumbrians' captivatingly delicate debut
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    A restrained, soulful variety of indie-pop, reminiscent of London Grammar but not as bloodless
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    The sound of perfectionists giving into instinct. And once they shun exactitude and all its side effects, they emerge with a dazzling debut.
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  8. 7.6 |   Earbuddy

    The immense potential this band has is most evident on the more instrumentally dense and hook-laden tracks
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  9. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    It's best suited for when you're in a laid-back mood, and never something you're going to throw on to get the heart pumping
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Their restrained approach pays dividends, but over the course of a whole album, a little more ribaldry is required. Print edition only

  11. 7.0 |   The Music

    Those craving harder edges may get bored halfway through
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    An impressive album, in many ways a unique one in this current landscape – though you sense that the best may be yet to come
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  13. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    For the most part, there is a stalwart consistency that interweaves through the tracks
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  14. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    The best songs on Conversations point to a viable middle ground where earnest delicacy and shadowy tones co-exist, but the band has yet to fully explore that realm
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  15. 6.0 |   music OMH

    The promise is unquestionable but the songs and melodies aren’t memorable; this is hopefully all part of the transformation and something that will develop as they enter the next stage of their intriguing growth
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  16. 6.0 |   Time Out

    ‘Conversations’s unfiltered purity does leads to a degree of sameyness and a yearning for a touch of something both dirtier and more refined
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  17. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    There's an emptiness to its glow, as if bathed in the blue light of a laptop screen rather than a glinting disco ball
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  18. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    This debut is destined to join The xx and London Grammar as a ubiquitous dinner-party soundtrack
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  19. 6.0 |   The Observer

    While the album repays repeated listening, Burgess's vocals throughout conjure an air of wounded melancholy
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  20. 4.0 |   Mojo

    In the near darkness don’t be fooled into thinking these “Conversations” are anything more than chit-chat. Print edition only


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