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This Could Be Texas

English Teacher

This Could Be Texas

Debut album from the Leeds indie.rock quartet produced by Marta Salogni (Björk, Depeche Mode, Romy)

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The fantastic and the everyday collide on this landmark debut – an adventure in sound and words
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  2. 10.0 |   DIY

    The opposite of a flash-in-the-pan buzz band; they’re a group really only just getting started
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  3. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    This is what pop music can be at its best
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  4. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    Debut album from Leeds four-piece is full of confidence, heart and ambition and marks them out as the most exciting new band in the country
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  5. 10.0 |   Dork

    There’s no other way to put it, really. This is an absolute masterpiece. Sure, not everybody gets to go to space, but English Teacher prove that we’ve got more than enough stars here on Earth
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  6. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    In a world where the playlist is king on a platform funding war, a piece of art, a piece of wax, with drama and love and frustration and discrimination and beauty and peace, but nothing is ever resolved
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  7. 9.0 |   XS Noize

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  8. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    English Teacher’s daring adventures cumulate in the outstanding This Could Be Texas
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  9. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s one thing for a first full record to swagger with such assurance down so many different stylistic avenues, and another entirely for it also to mark out the band’s singer as a vital new voice in an ever-more-homogenous indie rock scene
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  10. 8.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    English Teacher has forged an album that expertly blends entertainment with profound emotional depth
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  11. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    English Teacher’s debut album is delicate, accomplished, and complete
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  12. 8.4 |   Spectrum Culture

    The latest British post-punk phenoms turn in a staggeringly accomplished and ambitious debut
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  13. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There are surprises everywhere. While "R&B" and "Nearly Daffodils" are sprightly, irreverent post-punk, the influence of Black Country, Nee Road nd Radiohead are evident on the complex, proggy title track and the diverse, hushed final third of the album. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Leeds post-punk outfit English Teacher are top of their class on debut LP This Could Be Texas
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  15. 8.0 |   The FT

    Frontwoman Lily Fontaine sings witty lyrics in unpredictably different ways
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  16. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The British post-punk quartet follow up their EP ‘Polyawkward’ with a 13-song record full of wit and ideas
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  17. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Leeds quartet’s debut album captures a modern duality of feeling, alternating between blistering fury and lackadaisical resignation
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  18. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The UK band’s overstuffed debut melds indie-prog, rock, folk electronica, and post-punk into an expansive new sound
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  19. 7.0 |   Clash

    When English Teacher soar, this is a very special debut album indeed
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