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Drift Code

Rustin Man

Drift Code

Second album under the Rustin Man moniker from former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb, the first since 2002

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Domino
UK Release date
01/02/2019
US Release date
01/02/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s gorgeous
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    What some might reckon to be Drift Code's one significant weakness - that Webb is not a conventionally beauteous singer - is once more a strength. Print edition only

  3. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Feels right at home both on Earth and in outer space, an ode to British folk washed in reverb and wrapped in cosmic peculiarities
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  4. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    A meticulously arranged wonder steeped in English folk and proggy vibes
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  5. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Webb finds the sweet spot between the playful and the mournful, and is animated by philosophical questions and nature
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Although there could be more diversity and depth at times, the vast majority of Drift Code is mesmeric in its idiosyncratic splendor
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    If Drift Code can't quite match the rural psychodrama of its predecessor, it boasts its own quizzical magic. Print edition album

  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Atmospheric and moody, but too often forgettable
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  9. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Reflecting on the past, Webb finds that only a shattered sense of self emerges that keeps him bound to a daily exertion against the impossible odds of achieving a unified sense of self
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