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The Architect

Paloma Faith

The Architect

Fourth album from the English singer, with producers including Starsmith, TMS, Klas Ahlund and Eg White

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  1. 8.0 |   Q

    It's clear The Architect has elevated her to a whole new level. Print edition only

  2. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A couple of clips of chatting about our duty to the welfare state and such, one featuring the writer Owen Jones, does not a political album make
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  3. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    This is the politics of pop, an unashamed statement calling for humanity, love and empathy
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  4. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The bombastic tone overall is exhausting, pushing Paloma to bellowing extremes on the title track, where the shrill chorus “I will forgive you” finds her literally protesting too much
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Nobody will storm parliament after hearing this, but Faith’s heart’s in the right place
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    ‘The Architect’ may not quite be the album she thinks it is, but it should cement Faith’s position in the top tier of British pop singers
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    There’s fun to be had in Til I’m Done’s plastic disco shimmy and the skipping, featherlight pop of Kings and Queens
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