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I Love The New Sky

Tim Burgess

I Love The New Sky

Latest solo release from The Charlatans frontman features contributions from Peter Broderick and Daniel O’Sullivan of Grumbling Fur

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  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    From the opening chords of Empathy for the Devil, which give a nod to The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry, to the delightful Comme D-Habitude, which conjures up Sparks in their pomp, to The Warhol Me with its squealing SFA-tinged feedback phasing left to right, there’s not a bad note on the album
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Burgess’ omnivorous pop palate leads the music through baroque flourishes, residual California vibes, and a laser battle reminiscent of Joy Division’s “Insight” in the sunny swell of “Warhol Me,” with equal aplomb
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  3. 8.3 |   Gig Soup

    'I Love The New Sky' is an observation of everyday life and experiences, finely pieced together with clever, often humorous lyrics and imaginative arrangements. If Burgess plays this during one of his listening parties, it’ll no doubt attract his biggest audience to date
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Softly uplifting in a very English way, it feels like a slow exhalation, a record that gently tugs at your sleeve. A low-key marvel
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Charlatans frontman comes full circle with effortless assurance
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The Charlatans frontman's fifth solo record is an autobiographical beaut that skips along to gorgeous melodies even as it charts heartbreak
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    With ‘I Love the New Sky’, Burgess has reframed what he might be seen as
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  8. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    On one level I Love The New Sky is simply a collection of engaging songs but on another it’s a call for togetherness, an appeal to stay strong and embrace life. Whichever view you take it’s very much a record for these times
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It’s big and brash, from the freewheeling strumming and plonks of piano on “Empathy for the Devil” to the whirling, psychedelic synths of “The Warhol Me”
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Another delightful curveball
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  11. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While I Love the New Sky would have been a near-perfect nine-track LP, it's a rare treat that Tim Burgess can give fans something so inspired and inspiring this deep into his career
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  12. 7.0 |   All Music

    The essential generosity of Burgess' spirit helps keep I Love the New Sky buoyant during the rare moment it drifts a bit too far into cheerful trippiness. And those moments are so rare, they're hardly noticed
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The top line melodies don't always cut that deep, but with such intriguing decoration, we're still enchanted. Print edition only

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