Lay Of The Land

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2004
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  1. paulj
    Apr 6, 2004
    8
    a few dry spots where all elements do not quite gel, but the high points are well worth a listen.
  2. BrianM
    May 2, 2004
    7
    An interesting album to say the least. There are some strong tracks on here and some duds. But the overall feel is energetic.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. They don't always sound consistent on this debut, occasionally misfiring with underworked material, but overall the strengths overshadow any weaknesses, and when they truly hit their stride they're devastatingly effective.
  2. 90
    They’re the most unique band since The Van Pelt or At The Drive-In, with vocals comparable to the lyrical finesse of Tim Booth.
  3. The resulting clash can be momentarily compelling, but lacks the nuance and character and to really pull it off, which all leaves Seachange huddled on the cusp of something significantly worthwhile, but still a few wild, miscreant swings away.