This Is What We Do


This Is What We Do

Fourth album and first in seven years from the London prog house duo Neil Barnes and Adam Wren

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's a fine addition to Leftfield’s musical battery and will likely be spinning minds for some time yet
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Kinetic vibrancy that sounds thrilling
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Born out of a tumultuous time in Neil Barnes’s life, this heady mix of bangers and righteous sounds is a keeper
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Leftfield return with eleven cuts of pumping positivity
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Barnes's first outing in seven years offers a timely blast of healing positivity, all but impossible to resist. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A terrific late career landmark. Grian Chatten from Fontaines DC stars on dance titans’ riveting fourth album
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    A fourth album that feels fervently human for all the machine-tooled precision it otherwise demonstrates. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    There’s an intriguing mixture of old and new on this fourth album, pointing to a creative drive that makes the case for Neil Barnes’ continuing relevance into the 2020s
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  9. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Overall, the album just feels that bit too familiar and uninspired (particularly the weird Kraftwerk pastiches ‘City of Synths’ and ‘Machines Like Me’) to leave much of a lasting impression
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