Lion

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  • Summary: The tenth full-length solo release for the former Bauhaus singer was produced by Youth.
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  1. Magnet
    Jun 18, 2014
    80
    Lion is Murphy's most enraged, engaged and engaging album. [No. 110, p.57]
  2. Jun 18, 2014
    80
    Lion is certainly king of its own dark and sublime, concrete industrial jungle. It roars strong and, at times, purrs in all the right places.
  3. Jul 15, 2014
    75
    eter Murphy’s once again located the razor-thin line between restraint and complete unhingedness that he hasn’t walked since Bauhaus’ first time around, and following his recent exploits has never felt more rewarding.
  4. Jun 18, 2014
    70
    2011's Ninth was the leanest and most immediate collection of new material from Peter Murphy to arrive since the late '90s, and Lion, his tenth long-player, while a much different animal (pun intended) sonically, goes for the jugular in a similar fashion.
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    70
    Lion is overflowing with vitality, crunch, volume, emoting, and everything that makes Peter Murphy himself.
  6. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    60
    Trent Reznor's past production has leaned Murphy towards an industrial sound, which Youth's turn as producer adds techno overdrive to. [Summer 2014, p.91]
  7. Sep 4, 2014
    50
    Given both men's positions as post-punk and goth progenitors, Lion sadly isn't up to snuff with the black magic these two have been so capable of creating in the past.

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