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  • Summary: The Norwegian band best known for it's 1985 hit 'Take On Me' releases its ninth album.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
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  1. Norwegian masters of melancholic synth-pop get back to basics.
  2. The kind of album that sounds like it should be No 1 in Germany, which, of course, it was recently.
  3. Foot of the Mountain's core consists of the same grown-up wistfulness that's powered Barlow and company's comeback.
  4. 60
    It takes a while to move beyond prettily pleasant, but the band's pining melancholy kicks in on 'What There Is' and 'Real Meaning.' [Sep 2009, p.79]
  5. The standard of the songs never rises above the mildly pleasant, and occasionally - as on the self-consciously 'widescreen' title track or the wetter-than-a-fish's-wet-bits Mother Nature Goes To Heaven - it's pat and drab.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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