Hidden

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  • Summary: The British rock band uses a vast variety of musical instruments and styles for its second album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 10, 2010
    100
    Hidden is not just the most original record to emerge from Britain this year, but the most unfathomable: an immaculate enigma.
  2. Despite the handful of standout tracks, what makes Hidden unique is the way it flows as a cohesive whole.
  3. Seldom have classical delicacy, rock attitude and pop vitality coexisted with such improbable ease.
  4. Hidden won't change British indie, but it should obliterate all expectations as far as These New Puritans are concerned.
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    The whole album passes without anything you could call a tune, but there's a keen intelligence at work: while fiercely odd, it's frequently electrifying, too. [Feb 2010, p. 112]
  6. These New Puritans are still figuring out the right balance, but Hidden remains an impressive step forward.
  7. Hidden, the young British group's sophomore full-length, was made much in the same vein as 2007's Beat Pyramid, but at times it's even less coherent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. RaphS
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Great album, a modern classic. (And I'm pretty sure OMM gave it 5 stars, and not just 4.)
  2. SmithyD
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Absolutely amazing piece of art.
  3. VincentS.
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Genius. The most original, powerful album I have heard in years. A classic to rank alongside Metal Box.
  4. Oct 5, 2014
    10
    This is an amazing album, a masterpiece of contemporary music. Hidden has a unique style, a beautiful grandeur mixed with melancholic andThis is an amazing album, a masterpiece of contemporary music. Hidden has a unique style, a beautiful grandeur mixed with melancholic and amazing melodies. Needless to say that it's their best record. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2013
    10
    A visionary piece of work. If you don't like it, that means you are a pleb. Awesome percussion throughout, and the way they incorporated brassA visionary piece of work. If you don't like it, that means you are a pleb. Awesome percussion throughout, and the way they incorporated brass and woodwind is great. The fact that it wasn't even nominated for the mercury music prize shows you how stupid and irrelevant the mercury music prize is. Collapse
  6. TerryM
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    One word: stunning.

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