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Second full-length album for the collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    This intoxicating second album proves that LUMP – Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay – are greater than the sum of their parts
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    What makes Animal such a success is the devotion that Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay have put into the project. It is the sound of two highly accomplished artists throwing away what they know and completely giving into play, running wild with “childlike and grotesque” abandon
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Animal brings to bear the promise of the duo’s earliest work and the certainty that any word of future editions will elicit an appropriately Pavlovian response
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The pair’s second collaborative album is tied together by its firm lack of boundaries and exploratory nature
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Wherever you care to drop the needle or let the shuffle button take you, the essence of this collaboration and the velocity of its execution somehow hoovers you up and brings you along
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    At all times, there is a sense that each song is teetering on the edge of something delightfully weird, while every listen reveals something new. A surprising, strange but deeply satisfying collection
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    It takes a few listens for the LP’s diamonds to truly shine, but when they do, they really shine bright
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  8. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Sturdy melodies and flushes of beauty help steady LUMP’s off-piste intrigues
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  9. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    The supergroup return to deliver a stunning + sophisticated thesis on selfhood
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  10. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Lindsay’s production is as much the star, as he lends extremely detailed electronic elements throughout each arrangement
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  11. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Hopefully, Marling and Lindsay will find enough time for a third LUMP instalment – the chemistry that they produce is far too good to be relegated to a side-project
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    It goes without saying LUMP’s work is a foundation of ever-changing possibilities that will always remain a loveable wonder within the music industry - no one else does it quite like them
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  13. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    Overall the album is an earnest investigation of Psychoanalysis with lyrics and vignettes that land a punch. A necessary addition to Laura Marling’s fans collection and an engaging listen for non-fans
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  14. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Perhaps the only reason LUMP work so well is because of their push-pull process: a creative speed date less concerned with maintaining a spark, and more about capturing a little bit of magic
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  15. 6.0 |   The Independent

    It’s rare for an artist to be able to operate in an entirely alternate universe, which is precisely what this part-time collaboration allows Marling to do
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  16. 6.0 |   The FT

    Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay’s side-project band returns with a follow-up that blends solid songcraft with trippy effects
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