Machineries of Joy - British Sea Power
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  • Summary: Some early versions of the songs on the sixth full-length studio release for the British indie rock band were released as part of six EPs that were released in conjunction with its monthly Krankenhaus club nights.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    Machineries Of Joy proves that BSP are still in bloom.
  2. 80
    Their fifth album finds them playing it relatively straight, and it's no bad thing.
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    80
    One of their most consistently impressive releases. [May 2013, p.90]
  4. Mar 29, 2013
    70
    If Machineries Of Joy doesn't win global adoration, there are songs here very likely to at least make someone's day, which is possibly an even more admirable goal. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.91]
  5. Apr 1, 2013
    70
    It's an environment that rewards more often than it disappoints.
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    70
    While British Sea Power do occasionally revert back to the anthemic formula that worked so well on previous albums, on the whole, Machineries Of Joy is a more considered and composed effort.
  7. Apr 5, 2013
    50
    Unfocused and uninspired, Machineries lacks the sprawling majesty and well-forged hooks of earlier efforts.

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