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Brothers & Sisters

Steve Mason

Brothers & Sisters

Fifth solo album from the ex Beta Band frontman featuring Javed Bashir, Adrian Blake, Jayando Cole, Connie McCall, Keshia Smith and Kaviraj Singh

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Double Six
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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Ex-Beta Band man returns, mixing post-Brexit politics with a joyful sense of escapism to create his most vivid and vibrant musical statement to date
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  2. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Returning to the earlier, ornate experimentation that defined his leadership of The Beta Band, Brothers & Sisters is a direct, refreshing listen, full of melody and weirdnes
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    He sounds like he feels comfortable being in his skin and writing uplifting music that doesn’t have a massive political message, though one is there
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    All and all, a winning, beats-driven combination of the personal and the universal. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The power is in the imaginative songwriting and the ideas
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    His melodic approach remains minimalist, dependent on hypnotic rhythms and crescendo - there's also a Screamadelica familiarity to "The People Say" and "Let It Go" - but his sloganeering encourages unifying empowerment. Print edition only

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