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Shallow Bed

Dry The River

Shallow Bed

Debut album of alt.folk infused rock from the London five-piece produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol)

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
RCA
UK Release date
05/03/2012
US Release date
13/03/2012
  1. 10.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    An extraordinary debut from a new British-based band who combine a gipsy swagger with tremulous sensitivity and gothic rock drama
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    An album that both plays to their strengths and showcases a diversity of modes, each sculpted authentically. An outstanding effort
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  3. 8.0 |   BBC

    This is a surefooted and uncompromising collection
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    The mix of craft and believability is irresistible. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    Dry The River have paved the way for their inevitable success in 2012, and ‘Shallow Bed’ is set to prove that the band’s incessant hard work will be completely worth the endeavour – and the wait
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Full of passion. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Catchy melodies, big choruses and emotive storytelling
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  8. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The emo/hardcore elements mixed in are interesting, but they’re jarring shoved in amongst the record’s prettier, softer parts—perhaps next time they’ll settle for one approach or the other
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  9. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    They most evoke a Neon Bible-era Arcade Fire slightly shorn of the romance and nostalgia
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  10. 7.0 |   The Fly

    An uplifting debut
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  11. 7.0 |   NME

    It's accomplished, luxuriant, expertly crafted
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Rich instrumentation, nimble lyrics and emotional gales of choruses
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  13. 6.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Instead of charm you’ve got big dramatic gestures at every turn
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  14. 5.0 |   Spin

    Schooled on U2/Snow Patrol, lofty Brits emit a church-friendly vibe that confuses uplifting and grandiose
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  15. 4.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Dry the River take their music so seriously, even Sting would giggle
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  16. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    A minor update of the already hackneyed blueprint for contemporary folk-rock that’s enjoyed chart success over the past few years: let’s call it Mumford 2.0
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