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Great Spans of Muddy Time

William Doyle

Great Spans of Muddy Time

Latest release from the Bournemouth synthpop musician formerly know as East India Youth

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  1. 10.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Foraging further into the wilderness, Doyle has uncovered a maximalist Lynchian heaven from the undergrowth
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    William Doyle truly comes into his own on the powerful and bewildering Great Spans of Muddy Time
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Seesawing between pristine songcraft and experimentalism makes for a diverse, satisfying whole. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Putting perfectionism aside hasn't lessen his knack for melody and texture. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    An immersive, profound experience that will reward repeat listens
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  6. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Doyle’s latest effort strains to cohere as a singular statement but there’s a bewitching English idiosyncrasy, a wistful, oddball grandeur that emerges from the skittish juxtapositions and half-realised experiments
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Fuses the emotional honesty of 1960s girl groups with muscular electronica to create an atmosphere of absolute sincerity and uncertainty soaked in pop yearning. It is an album that truly sinks in
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  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Doyle’s songwriting comes to life like never before in several catchy tunes that nevertheless keep his idiosyncrasies intact
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  9. 7.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is music of depression without ever giving into it; music of depression refusing to be depressive. Instead, it has its sights firmly marked on emerging from it, towards an inevitable, if perhaps grimly distant, return to normalcy and life anew
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    This is a messy, distracted record for messy, distracted times. Its creator has produced something studiously imperfect, a cracked vase that’s beauty you can’t help but admire while still wishing you could see it perfect and whole
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  11. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Another fine example of Doyle’s talent – and, considering he only turned 30 earlier this year, indicates a lot more to come in the years ahead
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  12. 7.0 |   DIY

    What is constant are its dazzling, spontaneous qualities
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