Free Reign - Clinic
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  • Summary: The seventh release from the British band was self-produced in Liverpool.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    For twisted garage buffs these unsettling sounds are, again, a joy. [Dec 2012, p.89]
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    80
    Free Reign is an album finds Clinic pushing themselves in directions that wouldn't have been considered years ago and it's to their credit that they possess both the will and imagination to do so.
  3. Nov 14, 2012
    80
    Another fine example of how versatile this band actually is.
  4. Nov 13, 2012
    70
    The likeable elements of Free Reign are too slight and too familiar to overcome the growing sense of inertia.
  5. Nov 19, 2012
    70
    This is a chilly, alienated album that sounds like it was recorded in a walk-in freezer. But a bleak, thousand-yard stare cool beats showy emotion every time, and Clinic knows it. [Dec 2012, p.88]
  6. Nov 19, 2012
    60
    Whilst it's unlikely to win over many new fans, it will certainly keep those who have been with the band so far content.
  7. Jan 2, 2013
    40
    Despite their best efforts, Free Reign marks just another step in Clinic's journey to unfortunately become even more forgettable.

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  1. Nov 17, 2012
    8
    'free reign' is extremely odd yet fantastic. the sound of a band doing precisely what they like, a perfect
    antidote to today's conservative
    indie rubbish. Collapse