Field Music - Field Music
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the northern England band that shares members with Futureheads and Maximo Park.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 91
    Few bands this side of Wilco float along so easily on little more than diagonally rendered elegiac noises and severe anxiety disorder. [Mar 2006, p.95]
  2. It's an excellent nod to XTC's mod-pop, played with a frenetic edge for the ADD generation. [7 Apr 2006, p.63]
  3. Instead of embracing the angularity of the self-conscious Britpop and New Wave scenes of yore, Field Music embrace the sugary pop-rock that defined the first British Invasion.
  4. A debut offering of preposterously ace swoon-pop. [6 Aug 2005, p.56]
  5. These are songs that veer to and fro, frequently sounding as if they’re nearly about to run off the rails.
  6. Even Paul McCartney himself hasn't made an album this McCartneyish for some twenty-odd years now.
  7. Field Music is a classic case of an album that sounds so good that it takes a while before you realize that there really isn't much going on beneath the surface.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5