Creatures of an Hour - Still Corners
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  • Band members: Tessa Murray, Leon Dufficy, Luke Jarvis
  • Summary: This is the debut full-length album for the British quartet led by American-born Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. Oct 13, 2011
    90
    It may be occasionally unnerving, but there is pure balm to be found here, music to speak to even the most troubled of souls.
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Uncomplicated, subtle but memorable songwriting that might well have been played and recorded in a bedroom studio on Holloway Road.
  3. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    The album deliver psychedelic pop with an expansive, cinematic feeling, letting listeners get lost in its slow, drifting melodies.
  4. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Creatures of an Hour is never less than pretty, and often a good deal more.
  5. Without striving to be as overtly melodramatic as some of her contemporaries, Murray harnesses that desperation which Portishead's Beth Gibbons manages to pull off so well but by containing and internalising it, manages to offer a refreshingly navel-gazing approach to the pysche of the modern lover.
  6. Oct 17, 2011
    70
    Still Corners' debut is full of the deceptively simple and the intriguingly confusing without straying far from its cinematic sound.
  7. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    With Creatures of an Hour, Still Corners prove that they can progress beyond this ubiquitous predilection for visual evocation.

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  1. Oct 17, 2011
    9
    In one word. Dreamy. The mix of the almost Batman-esque 'dum dum' sound and the atmospheric drone with Tessa May's floating vocals makeIn one word. Dreamy. The mix of the almost Batman-esque 'dum dum' sound and the atmospheric drone with Tessa May's floating vocals make 'Submarines' the song on this wonderful album. And that's just the last song! A sublime album. Expand