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Electric Cables


Electric Cables

First solo album from Teenage Fanclub's bass player Gerard Love featuring members of The Pastels and Belle and Sebastian

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  1. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This kind of “summery” sounding record often ends up with the adjective shimmering, which it undoubtedly is, glorious harmonies, rising and falling beats and a feeling of warmth all combining to conjure up warm weather and beaches
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  2. 10.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    What a complete and utter dream of a record
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    From the start, Electric Cables is all sweetness and light, warmth and comfort
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  4. 8.0 |   Blurt

    A gorgeous outing from one of rock's best pop-smiths
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  5. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    While it’s hard not to feel some nostalgia for the old Teenage Fanclub days, fans of the band will be happy to know the trademark Love sounds are here and they’re as strong as ever
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  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    A comfortable masterclass from a songwriter in complete command of his aesthetic
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    This is just one big indie-pop joy from start (Two Lines) to finish (Sunlight to the Dawn)
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Love delivers a spacier version of the bittersweet shimmer-pop he provides to the motherlode. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A joyful, undeniably positive album
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    While Electric Cables barely breaks walking pace – its unvarying tone is the only thing that docks it a star – it's a record to cuddle up to and cherish
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  11. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A fine collection of Love songs, beckoning repeated, lingering visits
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  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Bliss, bliss, bliss - get Loved up and float away. Print edition only

  13. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    His bandwagon may be less crowded than it was 20 years ago, but Love still knows what it takes to keep the wheels rolling
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  14. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    The basic sound – flute, gentle cymbal splashes, guitars with an adolescent fuzz to their cheeks – is a reminder of what Belle and Sebastian were capable of doing before trying to go all 80s
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  15. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A mellow but multi-layered 10-song album
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  16. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Long-time admirers of the entire Fannies ouvre will welcome Love's return to the fray; others may find a whole album a little too nice to take all at once
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  17. 6.0 |   NME

    Love gets to indulge his sweet tooth over a whole record
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  18. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    The songs themselves are not stand-outs in his catalogue and Love’s breathy vocals tend to sap the colour from the whole palette
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  19. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An exercise in music so gentle, so ethereal and so very, very quiet as to pass by almost unnoticed
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  20. 4.0 |   Q

    The uninitiated may find the unrelenting nerve-soothing a little too much like anaesthesia. Print edition only

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