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The Magic Gang

The Magic Gang

The Magic Gang

Debut full-length from the Brighton-based indie rock quartet

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  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    A debut that’ll be remembered as a milestone moment in years to come
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s the sort of record that’s guaranteed to lift your mood. A record that feels so familiar but with just enough surprises to make it exciting too
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  3. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    This is a piece of work that more than fulfils any promises to the fans that have followed the journey to this point
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    A dazzling debut ready to win the world’s hearts
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    All the elements that have made for their most enjoyable material are still here, and the band shows they are just as capable as they have always been at captivating listeners
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Though it’s been a long time coming, The Magic Gang is still an ambitious release, that offers hopefulness and heartbreak in a 60s tinged wrapping
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Their songs breeze along idly, their amiable guitar-playing tethered by enough craftsmanship to stop things slipping into tedious slackerdom, and enlivened by the band’s keen ear for texture
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Their self-titled debut crackles with youthful brio. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This album is extremely enjoyable, filled with a wealth of emotions and exquisitely executed
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  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Good-natured guitar pop from Brighton-via-California by a young all-male quartet with a flair or radio-ready melodies. Print edition only

  11. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Brighton-based combo The Magic Gang have been so widely and enthusiastically tipped as the Next Big Thing that it’s hard not to feel let down by their underwhelming debut album
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