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  • Summary: 'Continental' is the second solo album for the former Cocteau Twins guitarist.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. Uncut
    80
    Guthrie folds delicate electronic treatments into his statuesque, joyous melodies. [Jul 2006, p.95]
  2. Guthrie's creative spark is as bright as ever.
  3. Depending on how much Robin Guthrie you want in your life, Continental is either redundant or another reason to love him.
  4. Guthrie's signature-sound is so familiar that you can't help but regret the absence of Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser's breathy, spectral vocals.
  5. Overall, Continental really does retread very well worn territory for Mr. Guthrie.
  6. Under The Radar
    50
    His last two prominent releases have tread over this same material in more lasting and memorable ways. [Summer 2006, p.90]
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    It sounds lovely. And yet it is also crying out for Fraser's otherworldly quaver to give it a much-needed extra dimension. [Jul 2006, p.114]

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  1. jyotirmayad
    Sep 20, 2006
    8
    Robin Guthrie's shimmering music takes you from one beautiful gem to another. I don't like New Age/Ambient music, but this CD is in Robin Guthrie's shimmering music takes you from one beautiful gem to another. I don't like New Age/Ambient music, but this CD is in another class of its own. It is the sound of the old Cocteau Twins master using his musical sensibilities in another bewitching way. My only complaint is that it is not at least 10 minutes longer. Expand