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  1. Aug 2, 2013
    70
    Forward is a delightful return that focuses on the Heavies' love of smooth late-'70s/early-'80s sounds.
  2. They're reunited with vocalist N'Dea Davenport but don't really need her, their dressing-up-to-go-out groove being the thing.
  3. Aug 2, 2013
    60
    The Brit funk-soul band’s first record in six years is a solid, if uneven, effort that marks a reunion with N’Dea Davenport.
  4. Mojo
    Aug 2, 2013
    60
    [An] impressive return from the veteran doyens of acid jazz. [Jun 2013, p.95]
  5. Q Magazine
    Aug 2, 2013
    40
    Their eighth record underlies their enduring problem: the songs are adequate but anaemic; the playing is slick, seamless and the wrong side of polite. [Jun 2013, p.94]
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  1. Sep 8, 2013
    10
    Criminally under rated in the UK just like Omar but consistent with great light hearted party music. It's what daft punks album should haveCriminally under rated in the UK just like Omar but consistent with great light hearted party music. It's what daft punks album should have been. Lead track Sunlight is an instant classic that will not be appreciated in its time One the one is a classic not clichèd house groove and my reason for writing this review. Maybe an album was a bit ambitious and unnecessary in 2013 but I'm glad they're back. It's a grower. Expand