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The Go! Team


Fifth album of alternative indie dance from the Brighton six-piece led by Ian Parton

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A sassy, fresh, sophisticated record which proves The Go! Team are as inimitable and exciting as ever
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  2. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    NEW It really rallies the spirits!
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    NEW 40 minutes of blissful escapism
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    NEW That the Go! Team can sound as fresh and inventive on Semicircle as they did when they started is an impressive, almost miraculous, feat that defies nature and defines triumphant joy
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  5. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Wherever you turn, exuberance and invention are generously served
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A psychedelic tonic
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Semicircle is as close to an out-and-out rock record as The Go! Team have ever gotten and they sound more revitalised than ever
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    This is a team effort, and all the better for it
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  9. 7.0 |   Mixmag

    The Go Team! imbue ‘Semicircle’ with the high-octane vibes of a marching band taking on block party jams, Northern Soul and cutesy indie pop. It might sound crazy, but it works beautifully
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  10. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Their music works best when left to freewheel across genre and structure. That doesn't always happen here, which is why this fifth outing is merely enjoyable
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  11. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    NEW They’re as boisterous as ever, but their nostalgia doesn’t dip far beneath the surface of their inspirations
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  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    NEW With the clash of indie guitars, 1980s hip-hop and even the ping pong sounds on Tangerine/Satsuma/Clementine, everything becomes a “Kodak moment”. However, Semicircle fails to thrill all the way through
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  13. 6.0 |   DIY

    NEW Another upbeat, buoyant addition to their canon
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  14. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Too cool for school, perhaps?
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  15. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Ultimately, though, ‘Semicircle’ is an acquired taste: for all the hints at pop genius, an indiscipline permeates the record, manifesting itself as grating zaniness. “Warning,” the cover should say, “contains nuts”
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  16. 5.6 |   Earbuddy

    While Semicircle is certainly fun to spend time with briefly, not much leaves you wanting to return to it
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  17. 5.0 |   The 405

    NEW Listening to Semicircle can feel a bit like hanging out with that one friend, who always seems blissfully unaware and pathologically optimistic, and just tells you to have a positive mental attitude. To which it’s hard not to react with, “oh, fuck off, will you?”
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