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Ninth studio album from English folktronica musician Stephen Wilkinson

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  1. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    With Ribbons, it is clear that Bibio is trying to take the best parts of his music over the years and bring them together into one concise, but eclectic, album, and on more than a few moments, he succeeds beautifully
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Ribbons' tangents add to its masterful feel - at this point in Wilkinson's career, his music is so rich that he can bring any aspect of it to the fore in ways that feel equally natural and surprising
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    There is a classicism to the songs that give Ribbons a mature, lived in feel but also dislocates it from any specific era, giving it a unique and distinctive feel
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Imbued with sublime melodic flair and a lingering atmosphere that echoes after the final note has been plucked gracefully from Bibio’s well-served guitar
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Feels almost like a homecoming. Print edition only

  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    His most concise album yet
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  7. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Wilkinson has once again proved his complete mastery of bottling a certain tone to his music through the right craft of sounds. With Ribbons, he has bottled springtime
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  8. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    After drifting into ambient drone on his last album, Stephen Wilkinson returns to his chill, bucolic stomping grounds
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  9. 7.0 |   The Music

    It’s a work instantly recognisable as his own, with easy tunes and memorable acoustic licks. Surely that breakthrough to a wider audience is only a hit away?
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Ribbons is a folk album made with a beatmaker’s perspective
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  11. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    With this kind of music there’s always the risk that an insipid tweeness might creep in around the edges and poison the cocoon of loveliness (as twee as that sounds in itself), and of course with an album of this length inevitably there’s the occasional dip
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  12. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    A solid, enjoyable folk listen that is perfect for optimism in the sunshine, and, hell, we all need a bit of that right now
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