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Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

Porridge Radio

Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

Third full-length album from the Brighton indie rock band led by Dana Margolin

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  1. 10.0 |   Dork

    Full of emotion and expression, their ascent isn’t over yet
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  2. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Porridge Radio have cranked the intensity up a notch, as well as the quality
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  3. 9.0 |   DIY

    It might be riddled with hurt but its takeaway feels a lot like hope
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A brilliantly crafted album. Stylistically, all 12 tracks feel brilliantly stitched together, and the album as a whole is a complete standout for Porridge Radio as a band
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  5. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    On the Brighton four-piece’s excellent new record, they expand their massive sound in new and surprising ways
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  6. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    Where the band’s first few projects were the manifestations of a numbed mind, body and soul, their latest is the profound exhalation of pent-up passion — a result of holding breath for far too long. To breathe is to feel
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Frontwoman Dana Margolin deep dives into heartbreak in the Brighton band’s entrancing follow-up to 2020’s Every Bad
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    When paired with its predecessor, it solidifies Porridge Radio as a go-to band for existential dread
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  9. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Porridge Radio seem to be able to twist even the most prosaic of influences into something uncanny and unnerving
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  10. 8.0 |   NME

    The Brighton band, led by Dana Margolin's excoriating vocals and darkly magnetic lyrics, continue to prove uniquely compelling with album three
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  11. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    WDBLTTS is a natural next step on the road to nowhere
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  12. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The sound of a band that’s scaled up a long way from the DIY, shed-recorded confines of their 2016 debut Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers – as well as the polished ambition of the aforementioned follow-up – to arrive at the big ambition of Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky
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  13. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The band’s third album has a raw power which has the ability, at times, to stop you in your tracks. It’s also their best work to date
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  14. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Broadening its sound and tightening its lyrical focus, the Brighton post-punk band conjures mantras of despair and anthems of pure frustration
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  15. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky certainly isn’t the most groundbreaking record musically but Porridge Radio is certainly innovative in approach and original in delivery and have made an ambitious and compelling record that demands attention, but at times is not an easy listen
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  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Dana Margolin isn't just reckoning with a break-up, but a near-total collapse in its wake. Yet the prettiness somehow makes listening feel more voyeuristic. Print edition only

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