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Open Here

Field Music

Open Here

Seventh studio album from the indie art rock outfit from Sunderland, led by brothers David and Peter Brewis

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Memphis Industries
UK Release date
02/02/2018
US Release date
02/02/2018
  1. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    Is it too early to call 2018’s album of the year?
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It is clear that Field Music are a truly special band, although it seems a lost cause to expect that they become the full-on household names they deserve to be
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    It stands with their best work - some songs would no doubt end up on a greatest-hits collection - and in that regard is some of the best pop music anyone could hope to hear in 2018 or any time after
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  4. 8.7 |   Gig Soup

    Quietly, carefully and with the utmost precision, they’re subverting pop music right under our noses. And it’s great
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  5. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It is characteristic of the Brewis’ distinct methods that Open Here can feel so cumulative yet still reinventive
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    There are usually more melodic ideas (and grooves and tempos and genres) in a single Field Music song than you’ll find on most albums
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  7. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    With Open Here, Field Music sound like they’re not only investing in their stability but in their future as well
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  8. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    In the years to come we might turn to Plumb or Measure before Open Here to remind ourselves of the essential Field Music, yet this, their seventh record, is nevertheless a thing of immense songwriting charm and ideological strength
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Grand masterclass in terrific tune-making
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  10. 8.0 |   Q

    Mature but reliably brilliant. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Field Music's most ambitious album yet. ... A consummate success. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Open Here is another prog-pop masterclass from a band reflecting our times while remaining stubbornly out of step with them. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Charming, clanking art pop with cheese on top
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  14. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Field Music have created a truly immersive record with Open Here, one that is welcoming, conversational and oh-so-necessary for a world experiencing daily fear and paranoia
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  15. 8.0 |   Clash

    A defiant and impassioned statement in which Field Music prove they have mastered the art of addressing the political and the personal simultaneously
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  16. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Another gleaming jewel to their increasingly impressive canon
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  17. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    On Open Here, the brothers only continue to push outwards as they reckon with both their personal experiences of fatherhood and the state of society in their funk-led tunes
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  18. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Field Music rises to the challenge with a set of newly crystallized talking points, offered up along with a glorious mess of noise
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  19. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    There is enough joy and beauty here to chalk this album up as another success for the forever understated Brewis brothers
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  20. 6.0 |   The Independent

    May be their most baroque yet
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  21. 6.0 |   DIY

    A deeply astute pop album that’s also often brimming with fun
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  22. 6.0 |   NME

    Enjoyably disjointed and oblique seventh album from the Sunderland band
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