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For The Sake Of Bethel Woods


For The Sake Of Bethel Woods

Fifth album and first since 2013 from the 70s influenced indie rock six-piece formed in Denton, Texas produced by John Congleton

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    ‘For the Sake of Bethel Woods’ encompasses new flavours, it is not a consolidation
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    F Scott Fitzgerald once bitterly observed “there are no second acts in American lives”, this new incarnation of Midlake happily suggests otherwise
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It might have been largely inspired by events that took place in the past but this is a forward-looking album by a band that has rediscovered their place in the world
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Their harmony-rich blend and talent for dynamic arrangements are as engaging as ever, especially on the propulsive "Bethel Woods" and the shapeshifting "Exile"
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's good: at times dreamily pensive, at others a kind of psychedelic prog, layered, sophisticated and melodic. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It is often the case that art that doesn’t easily fit into a box is hard to frame and market. That is why we must seek it out and share it ourselves. That is part of our relationship with art and part of our responsibility as humans. This is a band that is worthy of the search
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  7. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    The record is a noble undertaking and hopefully something that will draw us back to the time of shared purpose and mutual concern.
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It secures Midlake's future with small yet significant shifts that haven't erased their identity. Not deeper waters, necessarily - but running clearer and on a newly energised course. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    A good album, but one better suited to a former time
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  10. 6.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The band’s fifth album–their first in almost a decade–contains stunning rhythms but still leaves something to be desired
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  11. 6.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is a respectable effort, with glimmers of excellence in many places
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  12. 6.0 |   American Songwriter

    It’s an impressive return for a band many assumed might not reappear
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