This Is What We Do

Leftfield

This Is What We Do

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

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Virgin Music
UK Release date
02/12/2022
US Release date
02/12/2022
  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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