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The Way Is Read

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The Way Is Read

Collaboration between the English indie folk trio and the New York chamber sextet

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    The Way Is Read's sequencing, which mixes songs and connective tissue, sometimes within and across tracks, has the effect of an album-length work, if one with distinct tunes. Perhaps its biggest achievement is that it so often seems the work of a single group of nine
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s probably too much to hope that the album becomes a hit but songs like the gorgeous Trouble on My Mind deserve better than being consigned to late-night Radio 3
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  3. 7.0 |   Clash

    Throughout the album, a more mature sound can be heard, which reflects their break from recording music, allowing them to evolve as musicians and songwriters on this more mature, risk-taking production
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  4. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    A folk-pop trio meets a chamber ensemble. The results? Inconclusive
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  5. 6.0 |   Q

    Gorgeous harmonies shine out in a new setting. Print edition only

  6. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Way Is Read gets better the further in you get, the thrilling closing title track highlighting the talents of both parties
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