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All Things Being Equal

Sonic Boom

All Things Being Equal

First album since 1989's Spectrum from Spacemen 3's Peter Kember

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  1. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    All things being equal, this is arguably Pete Kember’s finest body of work since Spacemen 3
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's a lovely return to the scene for Sonic Boom that finds him in full control of his vision and making music that stands proudly next to the best work he made in his so-called glory days in the 1990s
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    The ultimate question is: was the album worth a thirty year wait? The answer is a resounding YES. Just don’t leave it so long next time though
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    He has clearly been galvanised creatively. What an excellent record. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Urgent, retro-futurist and profoundly absorbing. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    An evolution in Kember's musical aptitude intertwined with his self-reflections
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  7. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    On his first proper solo album in 30 years, the Spacemen 3 cofounder ruminates on mortality and transcendence over a glowing bed of analog synths
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  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    If All Things Being Equal sounds like it’s already timeless, is because it fluently speaks exactly those kinds of vernaculars and manages, at the same time, to be a stunningly good album
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  9. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Kember’s clients and partners know he’s immune from changing zeitgeists, which is partly why they work with him. Perhaps it’s appropriate he’s now set the controls to dialling-up his own past
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