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Bigger Than Life

Black Marble

Bigger Than Life

Third full-length album from electronic musician Chris Stewart

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  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    With swaying synths, popping drums, synth melodies and wistful lyrics, it's Depeche Mode for the juicing era. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    With its surprising warmth and immediacy, Bigger Than Life is some of Black Marble's most affecting music
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  3. 8.0 |   The 405

    Amidst the swathes of memorable hooks, pulsation of electro-beats and persistent homage to acts like New Order and Iron Curtain, Bigger Than Life proves to be much more than an amalgamation of pretty and fun sounds
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  4. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Black Marble moves forward into yet more possibilities
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  5. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s a maturing, more adventurous instalment and one that highlights Stewart’s unique song writing savvy
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Black Marble leaves behind the obscure, lo-fi, and dim essence of the past for the brighter, more melodic, synthpoppy Bigger Than Life.
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Black Marble has seen a massive development with Bigger Than Life. Whether the record has proven itself to acutally be "bigger than life" is up for debate. But for Stewart's third LP, it's a solid effort and pleasant change of pace
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  8. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The synth-pop act’s third album, a rumination on loneliness in L.A., is its cleanest and most melodic, uncovering a previously obscured accessibility
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  9. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Stewart is once more working strictly with analog gear. Bigger Than Life is '80s nostalgia writ large; a goofy grin masking a quiet tear
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