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World Be Gone

Erasure

World Be Gone

Seventeenth studio record from Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, funded via Pledgemusic

ADM rating[?]

6.2

Label
Mute
UK Release date
19/05/2017
US Release date
19/05/2017
  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A triumph of achingly beautiful pop protest music. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    Closing track “Just a Little Love” shows the resilience that has helped Erasure weather the decades so impressively themselves, an irresistibly upbeat gospel-disco number that recaptures a very 1980s pop blend of escapism and social awareness
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  3. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Those that have overlooked the band over the years would be wise to reunite with them for the battle ahead
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  4. 7.0 |   All Music

    While there's no real dance anthem in the bunch, World Be Gone does deliver on vocals and memorable Vince Clarke melodies
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  5. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Their most enjoyable release since 2005’s hugely underrated, ‘Nightbird’
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  6. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    For the most part, World Be Gone is better suited for relaxing after a rousing march or successful phone-bank campaign than something that would rally the troops
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  7. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Vince Clarke and Andy Bell sound a little more restrained and reflective than usual. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   Q

    Laments for long romance and fake news alerts make for sombre listening. Print edition only
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  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Full credit should be given for bringing an extra dimension to the Erasure legacy, but World Be Gone makes for far from easy listening
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  10. 6.0 |   The Independent

    There’s a beguiling modesty about his work on World Be Gone, which eschews fancy flourishes in favour of presenting each song at its optimum
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  11. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    World Be Gone is uninspiring
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  12. 4.0 |   The Music

    There's little here that sparkles, even less that actually moves
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