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No Man's Land

Frank Turner

No Man's Land

Eighth album of alt.folk/pop from the English singer-songwriter is a concept album about women from history

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  1. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    Frank makes the lesser-known subjects accessible to those who may not be immediately interested in the topics referenced, through his passion for music, history and feminism
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  2. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    Despite its significantly polarizing reception, No Man’s Land is neither a potent hour of feminist history, nor a gimmicky self-absorbed attempt at folk-woke – rather it’s a sincere stab at something new from a seasoned, gradually evolving musician
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  3. 7.0 |   Punk News

    If you're a Frank fan, you'll enjoy, and if you're a cynic, well you might just find that there's not as much to hate here as you thought there'd be
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  4. 7.0 |   All Music

    He tells these stories (many of them dark and tragic) with empathy, tenderness, and a desire to illuminate curiosity about his subjects, making No Man's Land a welcome addition to Turner's catalog
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  5. 6.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Be More Kind had its strengths (and I’m particularly fond of its poppiest tune, “Little Changes”), but as a whole it tended toward the tepid
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  6. 6.0 |   Clash

    It is an interesting concept -that could have become a beacon for the perspectives of (male) feminists in music- that failed because it was executed poorly a few too many times
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  7. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There's no stray thread or rusty nail left to catch you unawares. You can be punk, and Ed Sheeran's sonic peer
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  8. 4.0 |   The Independent

    More a case of extreme mansplaining
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  9. 4.0 |   NME

    The folk-punk big-hitter has made an album telling the stories of great women, but their voices are relentlessly overshadowed by his own
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