Hymns

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  1. Jan 27, 2012
    9
    nice to hear this heavenly band again! If the first album remains unbeatable, this is a really good sequel, hope we won't have to wait another 18 years!!!
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    7
    Unabashedly British with a healthy tinge of modern psychedelia. Kind of like mid-period XTC without some of the more daring chord changes. I hear a bit of Blur in there also. I can't say I know anything about Cardinal but after hearing Hymns I'm definitely interested to see what they do next. Quality stuff, here.
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
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  1. Uncut
    Mar 13, 2012
    70
    Cardinal's fine harmonized vocals and muzzy, Byrds-like melodies are still intact. [Apr 2012, p.73]
  2. Feb 10, 2012
    50
    It's just so inoffensive and pleasant sounding that it barely registers.
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    80
    ["General Hospital" is] a rare mis-step on a collection of songs that's beautifully judged, possessed of an idiosyncratic melodic logic that few can equal.