Between the Walls

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  • Summary: The third release for the experimental rock side-project that included Spiritualized's John Coxon, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, and Pat Thomas, is the last with This Heat's Charles Hayward.
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2013
    80
    Between The Walls is a fascinating insight into the creative process that crackles electrically between Taylor, John Coxon, Charles Hayward, and Pat Thomas. [Aug 2013, p.93]
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    70
    For those prepared to take the rough with the smooth, there are many moments of exquisite beauty to enjoy on this record.
  3. Jul 1, 2013
    70
    At times, Between the Walls is a frustrating album, but more often than not, the risks About Group take pay off in expressive, rewarding music.
  4. Uncut
    Jul 10, 2013
    70
    Tracks vary in emotional and sonic tone, sources, instrumentation and complexity. [Aug 2013, p.65]
  5. 70
    Between the Walls sounds significantly more prepared than both prior outings, its many synth, organ, drum, and guitar textures more attentively placed.
  6. Mojo
    Jul 10, 2013
    60
    Their refusal to accept stylistic boundaries when playing songs works well here. But balancing structure and freedom can be like trying to square the circle, and when you record quickly to preserve spontaneity, not everything will be successful. [Aug 2013, p.91]
  7. The Wire
    Jul 3, 2013
    50
    On paper, it's a strange fit. On record, too. [Jul 2013, p.52]

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