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Field of Reeds

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This Guy's In Love With You
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Fragment Two
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The Light In Your Name
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V (Island Song)
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Spiral
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Organ Eternal
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Nothing Else
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Dream
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Field of Reeds
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 52:45

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Andrew Mueller

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Andrew Mueller is a journalist, broadcaster and author. He has written three books: the music/travel anthology Rock & Hard Places, the gonzo history of the

06.10.13
These New Puritans, Field of Reeds
2013 | Label: Infectious / PIAS Digital

Field of Reeds, the extraordinary third album by splendidly unpredictable British trio These New Puritans, evokes many emotions, but high on that list is a profound regret that “pretentious” has become such a terrifying insult in the cloistered realm of indie rock. Field of Reeds is an epically pretentious record: It features, among much else, a Portuguese jazz singer, a children’s choir, at least one clarinet and a hawk. The songs meander for upwards of six… read more »

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A drag, not drone.

Britster

It kills me to say this, but no matter how much I admire TNP's refusal to court the middle ground, on a pure musical level I have real difficulty responding to this. The musicianship is often dour (it's at its best in the first two tracks) and arrangements are stolid, and stumble rather than fly. I often find "challenging" music transporting and I'm open to a lot - but this is like waiting waaaay too long for a bus to arrive. I really hope they make another dazzling change for the next album, because right now it seems they are still learning to be wonderful. I hope you all disagree with me, but approach with caution.

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Album Only

ArmageddonPunk

This album is actually rather good and works as an whole album. I think you gotta respect an artist, if he wants to give away his art complete, and not in bits and pieces.

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These New Puritans

XTC-FC

What's up with "album only," emusic?