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  • Summary: The English band's second LP was recorded in Los Angeles with engineer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Builds considerable muscle to the skeletal frailty of intricate guitar work while commendably maintaining all which was good of their debut.
  2. It works in the same way that Doves' 'Lost Souls' did; that is, by inviting us to bed down in its sumptuously familiar lyrical folds while offering us a warm mug of Something A Bit Different.
  3. 80
    Brings to the surface all of the volatility and emotional charge that was inherent in their work. [Apr 2003, p.104]
  4. 70
    A fine piece of work. [Mar 2003, p.106]
  5. 70
    A bewitching brew of triumphant introspection that, while not unprecedented, is still plenty personal. [Mar 2003, p.95]
  6. Suggests a marriage of Jeff Buckley and early Radiohead, minus the guitar freakouts.
  7. About as boring as a record can be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mattc
    Mar 19, 2003
    8
    Proof that bigger can be better. Their sound has expanded, the songs more confident and there are many feeling of real bliss in there. Proof that bigger can be better. Their sound has expanded, the songs more confident and there are many feeling of real bliss in there. Don't discount it on the first listen. Give Ether Song a few goes and it breathes with you. Expand