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Inside The Rose

These New Puritans

Inside The Rose

Fourth studio album from the arty post-rock outfit led by twins Jack & George Barnett

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  1. 10.0 |   music OMH

    A beautiful, dramatic, idiosyncratic album from a beautiful, dramatic, idiosyncratic band
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  2. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s more song-based than we’re used to, brutal and brittle, songs built on rusty chimes, humming electronics, ethereal organs and Jack Barnett’s voice taut like knuckle skin
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  3. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An absolute masterpiece, their finest work
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Strikingly modern yet simultaneously timeless
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  5. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Lyrically as well as sonically, this is a visionary record, rich with fire, energy, elements, the sky, and invocations
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  6. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Somehow, even with the departure of two key members after 2013's Field of Reeds, they haven't lessened their depth and dramatic scope
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    These New Puritans have a punt at pop on Inside The Rose – and it’s a direct hit
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  8. 8.0 |   Crack

    A bold and typically brave offering
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    While not as commercial as they profess, TNP’s fourth album is surprisingly direct and romantic
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  10. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    A record unique to them, providing a sonic backdrop to their mission statement of re-inventing familiar styles and taking them to new heights
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  11. 8.0 |   All Music

    These New Puritans continue to defy expectation or category, making a significant event out of each release
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    It's the alchemy between the siblings that turns these songs into something truly special. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    ‘Inside the Rose’ is starkly beautiful and the perfect vehicle to convey the length and breadth of These New Puritans’ peerless creativity
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  14. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    As the music world mourns the death of Mark Hollis, there is only one band that can come close to carrying the mantle of Talk Talk and his solo work. These New Puritans are that band. Do not miss this album
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  15. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The visionary English experimenters conjure a sinister and beguiling new world
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  16. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Their most immediate and open-handed album to date
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    A mixed but intensely creative return
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  18. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An appetising, confident statement of intent from a band that want us to know that they are still a force in contemporary music
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  19. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    In terms of the ability to use music to stimulate the imagination, These New Puritans are among the most underrated groups
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  20. 5.5 |   The 405

    A lot happens over the course of 40 minutes, much of it feeling like they’re filling in spaces not because they need to be filled but because they feel iffy about how long a passage can hold the listener’s attention
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  21. 4.0 |   NME

    Like a sub-par Depeche Mode, it’s lacking in brightness or brilliance
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  22. 4.0 |   DIY

    Sometimes, maybe you can just be a bit too clever for your own good
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  23. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Ultimately setting up camp in the middle ground between King Of Limbs-era Radiohead and mid-80s Tears For fears. Print edition only

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