Alone Aboard the Ark - The Leisure Society
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  • Summary: The third release for the British folk-pop band was recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk studio.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    An album that could just see Hemming and company add some more fans in addition to their celebrity admirers.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 9, 2013
    60
    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]
  5. 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.
  6. Apr 9, 2013
    60
    It's a more commercial, fuller album, even if it does slightly lack the spirit of their previous work. [May 2013, p.105]
  7. Apr 15, 2013
    50
    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.

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  1. Jul 2, 2013
    7
    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. Expand