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  • Summary: The Welsh Britpop band returns with its second album in 2001 and sixth U.S. release overall. The first single is "Stood On Gold."
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. This is one striking album from start to finish.
  2. 90
    Their most affecting and cohesive statement to date. [Oct 2001, p.108]
  3. There are no shocks or surprises, but instead, How I Long... thrills us softly, its tiny layers and details all intricately woven together into a cohesive and aesthetically delightful tapestry.
  4. Practically a concept album about the bittersweet nature of nostalgia--specifically, nostalgia for, you guessed it, summer.
  5. It is a collection of whimsical neo-psychedelic folk songs of no little charm, but, crucially, little drama either.
  6. Un-inspirationality aside, Gorky's still exhibits glimmers of sonic uniqueness and loads of pop craftsmanship throughout the record.
  7. 50
    Finds the group farther afield than ever from the playful, energetic randomness that made its first records so utterly fantastic. [#52, p.88]

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