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Third studio album from the Leeds quintet centres around electronics rather than guitars from previous albums

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Surgical and metallic, this is a listening experience that demands submission then softens and folds as soon as you sink below the surface
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Vessels may have succeeded in making one of the smartest and most beguiling electronic albums of the year
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A beautiful combination of beat-driven sensibility and deftness of arrangement
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    This is a band that's stretching itself as it takes bold steps to challenge itself before seeing where this thing can go
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  5. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Vessels took a bold step in experimenting with their sound and Dilate not only proves it was the right decision, but suggests there is much more to come
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    As a fresh statement from a band that has promised and delivered much in the past, it’s exciting to hear them go down this route
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Largely persuasive series of shimmering grooves which are as much electronic textures as pulsing kick drum. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This album is epic
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  9. 7.0 |   The Music

    The album works best as a cohesive whole, yet is let down slightly by the more vocally-driven tunes. Despite this, Dilate is a promising step forward for this young band
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  10. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Turns out to be a rather staid and predictable effort from a band that have previously never been short of ingenious ideas.
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Vessels sound like a band widening their horizons to impressive effect. Print edition only

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