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Kiran Leonard


Second album from the 20 year old Mancunian indie rocker

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  1. 10.0 |   music OMH

    An exhilaratingly exciting album
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Wildly ambitious, challenging and wonderful
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Put simply, if you think ‘self-indulgent’ is an insult, this isn’t for you
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  4. 8.0 |   The Music

    Leonard is comfortable enough for his music to be rough and at times awkward, and he is talented enough to pull it off
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Grapefruit is fabulous. It is challenging and it is fun
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  6. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    It doesn't always work, but that's what makes Grapefruit live up to its name – the epitome of an acquired taste; one that, when hooked on the intricacies and possibilities of its flavour, opens up so much potential for the future
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  7. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    An album shouldering ambitions so big that you fear that at any point it might give way at the knees
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Leonard maintains an intangible charisma that, along with sustained vulnerability and a knack for keeping the familiar in play while distorting it, has the potential to enthrall
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  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Leonard’s vocal gymnastics are impressive: at times, he resembles a hairline-fractured Jeff Buckley, at others, he only offers a rasping squawk; either way, it’s a bracing sound
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Esoteric, orchestral and abrasive
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  11. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Revels in its difficulty and intelligence, but sometimes these are the very ideas that the music collapses on
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  12. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Sounds as if a radio dial is being wildly spun through the soundtrack to Leonard’s life
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Both excruciating and luxurious in its patchiness
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