Album number thirteen from the Nottingham-based indie rock / chamber pop outfit

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Confessional moments have been a regular feature in their music over the years but here they sound as intimate and softly-delivered as ever. It confirms how they’ve always been a band that have explored human emotion in deep, meaningful ways but Distractions feels like something more, like the beginning of a fresh chapter in their story
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Gone is the lush orchestrally infused backing of brass, strings and such
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  3. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    This is high-class, pensive art-rock from a restless and experimental unit that hovers both sumptuously and menacingly between the cracks of most of the group’s previous releases
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's a powerful, evocative work that speaks to the time that created it as well as the continued creative growth of a unique and gifted group of artists
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    In years to come, we may look back on this record as transitional, or a product of its times. But to hear a band of this vintage still listening – and responding – to their instincts is a joy in itself. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Tindersticks sound warm, close and very human indeed
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  7. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Recorded remotely, Distractions is febrile and modern but cries out for a through-line. Print edition only

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