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Album number seven from the Northern Irish pop-rock trio, led by songwriter Tim Wheeler

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  1. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The sound of a band who really did make the right decision when it came to releasing albums again – it’s a joy
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The Northern Irish trio embrace the future – and Weezer
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  3. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    It's riffy and frothy, filled to the gills with Ash-type melodies
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  4. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A slick, confident, emotionally mature and balanced album, crammed with zingers, from a band who know their territory like the back of their hands
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  5. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Cool, catchy, and a whole lot of fun
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  6. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Whilst most Ash fans probably sit in the ‘I need my adrenaline rush now and I don’t want to wait for it’ camp, Islands will take a little longer to hit the spot. When it does though, it could well challenge some of their best efforts
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  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Islands gives them that extra leap forward
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    It's sweetly out of step with prevailing pop trends, but it will certainly strike a chord with anyone who has ever had their heart broken. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    There, is, alas, something much more formulaic sounding about All That I have Left, but for at least 42 of its 46 minutes, Islands is an invigorating place to be marooned. Print edition only

  10. 4.0 |   DIY

    It’s a shame most of ‘Islands’ doesn’t have anything to grab hold of
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  11. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Still a welcome addition to the Ash canon
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