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The Loudest Engine

Howling Bells

The Loudest Engine

Third album from London-based Australian indie rock quartet produced by The Killers' bassist Mark Stoermer

ADM rating[?]

6.0

Label
Cooking Vinyl
UK Release date
12/09/2011
US Release date
20/09/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This is their finest to date. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    May present itself as the most scattered of the band's three albums, it works its wonders patiently and an assured thread soon presents itself.
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  3. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A newfound vitality and a career-best consistency. Excellent
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  4. 7.5 |   The AU Review

    Sees this group of musicians reverting to their debut album's style with more focus and ambition and they have successfully created a solid, polished record
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  5. 7.0 |   DIY

    They can still brood, they can still bark and now more ferociously than ever Howling Bells can bite
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  6. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Adding a touch more stylistic diversity to the tried-and-true Pretenders formula would have done wonders for the unquestionably talented outfit
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  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    Honest, uncompromising, raw and restless, it’s a rock album of some distinction
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    Tones down the band's shoegazey stylings in favour of a meaty, riff-heavy '70s-leaning sound. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Despite the occasional lapse into MOR sludge, this is mostly the sound of a band back on form
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  10. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Although the album doesn’t drag and their quality emanates, this solid set of songs will never match up to the debut
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  11. 5.0 |   FasterLouder

    Feels unimposing, ultimately suffering from a disjointed ebb and flow in quality before succumbing to a serviceable yet inoffensive plateau
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  12. 5.0 |   BBC

    By trying to interpret a whole new landscape and atmosphere, Howling Bells have compromised their strengths in an awkward attempt to force themselves into a new style
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  13. 3.0 |   State

    A band with excellent potential who are yet to raise themselves beyond being mere potential
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  14. 2.0 |   NME

    Falls flat in a puddle of MOR
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