Lost Riots - Hope Of The States
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  • Summary: Grand in scope, 'Lost Riots' is the debut disc for the UK band who are often described as falling somewhere between Coldplay and Godspeed You Black Emperor (wherever that might be). The band's guitarist, Jimmi Lawrence, took his own life shortly after the album was recorded.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. From the outset, it is clear that this album is a triumph.... An album of great beauty, potential and emotional involvement.
  2. On paper it can seem a dark, depressing combination. But what Hope Of The States bring and what, in theory, they offer up for the lost and desperate to cling onto is... well, hope.
  3. Hope of the States pull off the commendable trick of twisting avant-garde apocalyptica into bona fide pop songs. [Amazon UK]
  4. A record of bittersweet delights that resonates with the brain and the heart. [Nov 2004, p.149]
  5. The most glaring problem with The Lost Riots is that it's just no fun.
  6. "One of the great British rock debuts"? Surely not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12