Blood Speaks - Smoke Fairies
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length album of folk and blues music from Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies.
  • Record Label: V2 Records
  • Genre(s): Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, British Folk-Rock
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    Smoke Fairies still possess great harmonies and sweet melodies, but they now come steel clad. [Jun 2012, p.92]
  2. May 31, 2012
    80
    The mood of gathering gloom occasionally drifts rather close to torpor, but Feel It Coming Near and the sublime Awake usher the darkness in beautifully.
  3. Jun 8, 2012
    72
    There's a gritty, lucid vein [in the album's songs] running just below the top layer of haze, the words' bite stinging all the more for their burial under all those dank guitar tones and harmonies as dark and delicate as black lace.
  4. May 31, 2012
    70
    Blood Speaks a largely timeless-feeling piece which not only sounds like it could have been written any decade over the last 40 years or so, but feels eternal in the way it runs its course.
  5. May 31, 2012
    70
    It's a bold step, and one that can't quite sustain itself but Blood Speaks is a force of nature, and in more senses than one.
  6. Though less folky than their 2010 debut, Blood Speaks sticks to the harmonies and arpeggios formula that made their Jack White-produced "Gastown" single so memorable.
  7. Apr 2, 2013
    60
    One can easily be seduced by the pleasant surfaces of the sound into the gloom beneath.

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