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I’ve Been Trying To Tell You

Saint Etienne

I’ve Been Trying To Tell You

Tenth studio album from the London alternative dance trio formed in 1990

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Heavenly Recordings
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  1. 10.0 |   Albumism

    Time and time again, Saint Etienne have affirmed their penchant for crafting songs and visuals that stimulate the heart, mind and soul, and I’ve Been Trying To Tell You holds true to their well-established blueprint
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    That Saint Etienne not only had a brilliant idea, but also made it come to life so fully and so beautifully, is nothing short of miraculous
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  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Saint Etienne’s 10th album is concerned with what contemplation induces
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  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Its hazy, dreamlike and enveloping charms unfold anew with further layers of melancholic woozy, summery beauty each time, as you contemplate about contemplation
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It is a mid-tempo gem, emblematic of how pop music can be a kind of time travel, reminding us that we not only miss people and places, but a feeling
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  6. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    I’ve Been Trying to Tell You is a must-have for St. Etienne fans and certainly ownership worthy for the uninitiated
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    I've Been Trying to Tell You works wonderfully on many levels. Those harsh first impressions give way to something altogether more beautiful. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    I've Been Trying to Tell You is immediate and soulful. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Each track is well thought out and deserves to be there, and improve with each listen. It’s another fine addition to Saint Etienne’s impressive discography
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    A project to bathe in, rather than simply enjoy
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  11. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Their latest offering is amongst their finest work. One that will certainly sound and feel as resonant and elevating over the next three decades and beyond
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The first album in four years from the British pop aesthetes sounds distinctly like Saint Etienne, which is ironic given some of the source material
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  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Offsetting hopeful low tempo beats with borrowed R&B samples and field recordings, the record tiptoes on the edge of being dreamlike
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  14. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    In another thirty years and it’s practically a guarantee that Saint Etienne will be continuing to craft impeccable, polished and ethereal pop
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  15. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    On their 10th studio album, the UK electro-pop heroes look back on the end of the 20th century, when hooks and choruses dissolved into blissed-out loops and vibe became paramount
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