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Life Love Flesh Blood

Imelda May

Life Love Flesh Blood

Fifth studio record from the Irish singer-songwriter, produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring guest appearances from Jools Holland and Jeff Beck

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Decca
UK Release date
21/04/2017
US Release date
21/04/2017
  1. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    As if to assert herself, the songs on May’s boldly titled new album Life, Love, Flesh, Blood show her operating with a much greater degree of savvy and moxie
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    11 strong songs, which ache, break and twang as craftily as they do sincerely. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Features May doing what she does best with that inimitable voice
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  4. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Ditching her usual rambunctious rock ‘n’ roll for the bittersweets of jazz and soft soul, May focuses on the theme of lost love alongside deeper musings on childhood, religion and mortality
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  5. 8.0 |   State

    One of those albums where not only will you not want to skip any tracks, but many are tunes to stick on repeat all day
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  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There are endless musical references and an easy embrace of the styles that have influenced her
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  7. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Classic songwriting at its finest
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It helps that someone as empathetic as producer T Bone Burnett casts a Spectoresque eye over the majority of the songs
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Her most impassioned vocal is reserved for the gospel waltz “When It’s My Time”, to which Jools Holland adds sensitive piano
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  10. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Her most personal collection to date
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  11. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Burnett's reliably polished, sometimes even laidback, settings allow plenty of room for grit and sweat. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A powerful new direction. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    There are earworms aplenty, whether they’re barnstorming singalongs or drowsy coos
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  14. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A new look, a new sound, the same great voice. A solid start for phase two
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Imelda May: Life Love Flesh Blood

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