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  • Summary: The British indie rock band releases its fifth full-length studio album.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
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  1. All in all, for The Clientele this is another great album in what’s getting to be a long line of great albums.
  2. Their finest and most expansive collection to date, and one of the finest pop offerings of 2009, this album takes all their strengths--haunting and sublime.
  3. For those who cherished the late, great Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500 and The Zombies, take heart--here is your new favorite album, filled to bursting with shivering tremolo guitars, surrealist poetry and the sort of melodies that made the kids’ knees buckle whenever “Time of the Season” graced the airwaves.
  4. 80
    Like Felt Before them, The Clientele have completed a commercially neglected yet conceptually immaculate decade, mapping, across four albums and a couple of compilations, a twilit suburb of English pop, as though a young TS Eliot had fronted The Zombies. [Jan 2010, p. 105]
  5. The Clientele aren't vain or foolish enough to try rocking out for a whole album. And even the ersatz shit sounds lush as hell.
  6. Bonfires on the Heath is another shrewd effort for the London based band.
  7. 60
    Bonfires is an honourable epitaph. [Feb 2010, p. 100]

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  1. RemiT.
    Oct 9, 2009
    9
    If you are prepared and willing to go inside yourself for a while, than you will get a huge kick out of this album. If not, you will look at If you are prepared and willing to go inside yourself for a while, than you will get a huge kick out of this album. If not, you will look at it from the outside and think that most of it is depressing as hell. If you tend for the first option, get prepared to feel the warmth of a lovely room on a rainy thursday afternoon that's filled with talking portraits and revealing memories as a gentle cloud of opium drifts about. Probably their best since Strange Geometry. Expand
  2. PJD
    Oct 10, 2009
    8
    Remi T., your last comment made no sense. It was like you were trying really really hard to sound like a professional critic but you just Remi T., your last comment made no sense. It was like you were trying really really hard to sound like a professional critic but you just sound ridiculous. Oh yeah, also this is a pretty good cd. It'll grow on you. Expand