Blood Red Shoes - Blood Red Shoes
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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British duo was self-produced and recorded in Berlin.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
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  1. Mar 10, 2014
    80
    Carrying almost nothing in the way of flab, Blood Red Shoes is the band standing entirely on their own four feet--a rare occurrence in modern music. They've not reinvented the musical wheel, but their strength as a unit, and as musicians, cannot be doubted.
  2. 80
    There’s a human element to the record, missing from so many of their contemporaries’ efforts, waiting to be engaged with for those who choose to scratch beneath the surface; for everybody else, Blood Red Shoes will simply be the riotously fun sound of a band who have well and truly cast off the shackles.
  3. Feb 28, 2014
    75
    It's unabashed, unrepentant, contemplative when it needs to be, volcanically in-your-face the rest of the time.
  4. Mar 3, 2014
    60
    A genuinely pleasing aspect of this album is hearing Carter’s vocals dominate more than they have in the past. However, the pace of the second half is less full-throttle and less memorable for it.
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    60
    The Brighton duo's fourth LP, recorded in Berlin, throws that baggage away in favour of a cavalier hedonism. [Apr 2014, p.105]
  6. Mar 14, 2014
    60
    The album just needs a standout moment among Blood Red Shoes' moods to make these songs genuinely memorable. [1 Mar 2014, p.54]
  7. May 1, 2014
    40
    Blood Red Shoes is an album firmly wedged in comfort, occasionally straying out into more interesting waters, but usually retreating to old tricks. For an album that tries so hard to be angry it’s just mild.

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