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  • Summary: This is the fourth full-length release for the British band that now includes Ulrich Schnauss, Matthew Linley, and Mark Peters.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 29, 2014
    80
    [A] well-crafted album, which was made with love and intention by seasoned artists who have landed on a combination that truly works.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    80
    With Ulrich Schnauss's ambient touches adding extra depth to the mix, it's the sound of a belated coming of age. [Sep 2014, p.96]
  3. 80
    On Always Returning, their fourth album, they've delivered yet again.
  4. Sep 4, 2014
    70
    Schnauss' trademark keyboard washes are a significant feature, at times helping stimulate euphoria beneath often gauzy melancholia, elsewhere adding a soothing Pink Floyd-ish balm. [Sep 2014, p.73]
  5. Sep 5, 2014
    65
    As consistently lovely as this music is, one yearns for sharper edges to break up the pervasive languid drift. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.74]
  6. Aug 29, 2014
    60
    The mood is largely one of milky wistfulness, but the clever textural detail means these songs are more than stylistic cloning. [Sep 2014, p.108]