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Spook The Herd

Lanterns On The Lake

Spook The Herd

Fourth album from the Newcastle-based indie rock quintet

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  1. 10.0 |   music OMH

    This is a spectacular, rich and luscious album made up of a variety of sounds that many listeners will have etched into their minds and hearts forever
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  2. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    A record that provides a brief respite from a broken world. Print edition only

  3. 9.0 |   Long Live Vinyl

    While the songs are Lanterns’ leanest yet, fusing dreamy pop melodies with Paul Gregory’s soaring post-rock guitar, it’s Wilde’s lyrics that quicken the pulse
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  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Spook the Herd is extraordinarily pure. On each listen there are new subtle touches to uncover in the production, different melodies to follow and qualities in performance to admire
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  5. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The results are musically elegant, emotionally eloquent, and absolutely vital
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Four albums in, Spook the Herd proves Lanterns on the Lake to be one of the most consistent acts in the business
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    What makes the band tick has been disassembled and rearticulated
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Hazel Wilde's words are clear, emphatic and beautifully sung, like a post-rock seer gazing over the landscape. Her bandmates also play their socks off. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Succeeds in painting atmospheric images, with elliptical poetry set against dreamy FX-laden guitars, twinkly pianos and jagged beats. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Q

    While taken individually each song has its merits, as a whole, Spook The Herd is disappointing musically, with nothing rising out of the politely artful haze to truly engage. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Overall there is some intangible ingredient missing here and while the tracks can be enjoyable and soothing while playing there’s not quite enough bite to make them memorable
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