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The Road: Part II / Lost Highway


The Road: Part II / Lost Highway

Sixth studio from the influential trip-hop / electronica London producer James Lavelle consists of songs recorded before and during The Road sessions

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Split into two acts, Lavelle masterfully builds a beginning, middle and end to each section, moving "from light to dark, from brute force to tenderness" in a way that documents the highs and lows of being out on the road
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘The Road’ is at once the antithesis of quick-fire culture and the very embodiment of it: a mixtape, picking and choosing the best bits and distilling them into one heady brew. Bring on Part III
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  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The journey UNKLE takes us on is long and individual, the final destination being described by the artist as “home”: a space wide open to the imagination
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    As a vast collective of collaborators joins for spoken word, orchestral ballads, and nostalgic trip hop cuts, UNKLE's The Road: Part II (Lost Highway) compiles as many ideas as it does features
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  5. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    The latest UNKLE album features an impressive guest list of collaborators including former Clash guitarist Mick Jones and Editors' frontman Tom Smith
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  6. 6.0 |   Mojo

    James Lavelle still convinces as a modern-day sonic Cecil B DeMille. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   Q

    The two 40-minute "acts" open with cinematic flair. Print edition only

  8. 5.0 |   All Music

    Lavelle's trading on past glory and continued sifting through fallout can be wearisome, but his high level of enthusiasm can be sensed throughout
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