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Marble Skies

Django Django

Marble Skies

Third studio album from the London-based art rock quartet

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  1. 8.1 |   Gig Soup

    An inventive exciting third outing for Django Django, there is very little to dislike about 'Marble Skies'. Catchy and carefree but full of substance, with some of the best tracks the group have ever penned
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  2. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A welcome return to get you moving your feet
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's full of creative songwriting and risks that mostly pay off
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    More nuanced than previous releases but recognizably brand-related, Marble Skies is another win for Django Django
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  5. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    What they do well, they do here in spades, and the new experiments come off as more than memorable. They seem to know that variety is the spice of life, so long as there’s familiarity to fall back on
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The quest for musical exploration should continue for sure, but if that happens hand in hand with this renewed focus and lack of padding then Django Django will be even harder to beat
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A mature and refined album woven deeply enough into pop's historical fabric to please connoisseurs, but with enough lightness and fun for casual appeal as well
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    The future sound of 2012 is mating here with the current sound of Yates’ wine lodge, and quite possibly creating the sound of 2018
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  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    An album calculated to get you from the bar to the dance floor in record time
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    They may never make a perfect album – a certain unevenness seems inbuilt in their approach, where not every experiment turns out quite the way you might have hoped – but they’re capable of making music that sounds close to perfection
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It will neither set the world aflame nor disappoint anyone who likes this sort of thing
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Their third album is as eclectic as ever, a winning meld of sunny harmonies, pulsing Krautrock rhythms and psychedelia-tinged vocals, all refracted through the prism of dance music dynamics
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  13. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    They’re musical expeditionists and experimenters; sometimes they come back with brilliance, and other times they don’t. Good luck predicting when they’ll be which. It’s probably better to just enjoy their journey
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  14. 7.5 |   The 405

    They look for their hooks early and don’t let go
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  15. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A very enjoyable and exciting record as the art rock band who usually shift between rockabilly and electronica add tropical dancehall, krautrock, house beats and psychedelic folk
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    An album that invites you to throw your hands up in the air, fully engage your hips and shout 'Let's dance!'
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  17. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    If ‘Marble Skies’ is a little vanilla, it’s a deep and pleasurable kind
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  18. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Largely reinvigorate Django Django’s distinct sound
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  19. 7.0 |   AU Review

    Django Django’s generous style to squeeze as many synths and melodies into one tune is always appreciated by its fanbase
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  20. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    Marbles Skies suggests that they still have either a great pop record or a mind-bending rock opus in them, if they ever feel like going all the way
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  21. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Eminently likeable rather than loveable
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  22. 6.0 |   Crack

    Marble Skies is cleverly constructed and full of hooky choruses, but the art-rock quirkiness makes for a general feeling of a lack of feeling, and the songs here are easy to listen to but hard to connect with
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  23. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Those determined to enjoy themselves will find much to coo at
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  24. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Django Django stick to their genre-blurring formula with mixed results
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  25. 6.0 |   Q

    Neatly executed as it all is, Marble Skies can start to sound like a stylistic sleight-of-hand. Print edition only

  26. 6.0 |   Mojo

    An enjoyable if just occasionally patchy miscellany. Print edition only

  27. 6.0 |   Clash

    A mixed bag that showcases the multitude of genres Django Django can draw upon, but it lacks cohesion
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  28. 5.0 |   Earbuddy

    Django Django look to the skies for inspiration for their third album. Unfortunately, they find none
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  29. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Some noteworthy songs aside, Marble Skies is surface noise – a sound-cloud, if you will – that scatters too quickly for its own good
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