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Sculptor

Luluc

Sculptor

Third album from the Australian indie-folk duo working with Aaron Dessner, Matt Eccles, J Mascis, Dave Nelson and Jim White

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Sub Pop
UK Release date
13/07/2018
US Release date
13/07/2018
  1. 8.2 |   Earbuddy

    More quiet yet stunning songs
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Randall and Hassett have made a record that boldly turns a corner while still slotting neatly into their already sterling catalog
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The hushed sounds of the suburbs
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Australian folk duo Luluc follows their breakout album Passerby with a more ambitious sound that inspires reverence and awe on Sculptor
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Sculptor reminds us that the present requires work that's worth it, even if it fades in the end. That's a statement any band should be very proud to release
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The album repays careful and repeated attention, its varied qualities cohering effectively with a measured sense of control that, simultaneously, offers positive indications of the considerable potential for future even more diverse arrangements
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Sculptor yields centre-stage to Randell's haiku-like celebrations of human spirit and suburban transcendence. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Continue to mix the sublime with the unsettling. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The strongest and most assured record of their career. The songs dig deep emotionally - but critically their aesthetics are well-balanced, the voice and instruments perfectly calibrated. Print edition only

  10. 6.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Randell and Hassett are a formidable musical team, certainly, with both skill and vision to spare. They proved that on Passerby. Sculptor, on the other hand, seems like it’s searching for the right path forward, with both glimmers of hope and rough patches
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  11. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Sculptor consists of 10 stark, modern folk songs that further cement Luluc’s reputation as one of the better acts dabbling in indie-folk and alternative Americana
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  12. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    With Sculptor, Luluc casts their characteristically serene and understated folk into a harsher, more challenging light
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  13. 6.0 |   The Music

    Luluc won't provide anything that their competition doesn't already have in spades
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  14. 4.8 |   Pitchfork

    On their third record, the indie-folk duo celebrate choices but settle on none
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