Alone Aboard the Ark - The Leisure Society

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 15, 2013
    The songs are simple sing-alongs with some lovely hooks--but trying to open his sound to random ideas and new styles just doesn’t seem to suit.
  2. 60
    Alone Aboard the Ark doesn’t tackle any major challenges that might have elevated The Leisure Society above an expanding pool of indie folk artists they’re now swimming amongst.
  3. Apr 1, 2013
    As has become customary for The Leisure Society, Hemming's lyrics and gift for storytelling once again stand out, his wonderful couplets and warm voice helping to lift many of the weaker moments here above torpor.
  4. Apr 4, 2013
    The Leisure Society have certainly woven a kind of magic here, but with all their era-hopping it falls a little short of the climaxes of their live performances.
  5. Apr 9, 2013
    You can fully imagine The Leisure Society penning another hart-rendering minor classic sooner or later. But for the moment, the waiting must go on. [May 2013, p.88]
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    An album that could just see Hemming and company add some more fans in addition to their celebrity admirers.
  7. Apr 9, 2013
    It's a more commercial, fuller album, even if it does slightly lack the spirit of their previous work. [May 2013, p.105]
  8. 80
    To the delicate folk of their earlier work has been added a robustness that takes the Brighton-based six-piece in the direction of Blur.
  9. 75
    Alone Aboard the Ark is an album that moves The Leisure Society forwards, outwards, and upwards, as a band that continues to grow into their story.
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  1. Jul 2, 2013
    Loved the album however there are few low tracks. But the album itself is fresh and never get to boring me.
    I need more from Leisure Society!
    thank you guys. Full Review »