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How To Live

Modern Nature

How To Live

Debut album from former Ultimate Painting and Mazes member Jack Cooper and Will Young from Beak>

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Their music is defiantly experimental - though by no means impenetrable - and best enjoyed in its long-form splendor
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    How To Live is more of a creative evolution than a total break from Cooper's previous music. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Modern Nature is an explicitly English affair: unbluesy, unassuming and slightly uptight (in a good way). Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Set the controls for the heart of somewhere very uneasy, but rather beautiful. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    A compelling piece of work
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  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    New band from former Ultimate Painting songwriter Jack Cooper blends introspective songwriting with churning experimentation in earnest search of a different plane of existence
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  7. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Most disarming moments occur when things quieten down
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  8. 7.0 |   music OMH

    How To Love is an interesting departure for Cooper and one that breaks down some of the barriers Ultimate Painting in particular seemed contained by
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  9. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    There’s a certain calm to the record that’s a good lesson in ‘how to live’
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