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  • Summary: The rock band releases a soundtrack to the 1934 movie "Man of Aran."
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  1. Mojo
    It's a creative fecund, primeval power. [Jul 2009, p.100]
  2. 80
    British Sea Power have shown their competence and achieved another level of musical integrity--the album, perhaps best enjoyed when paired with the film, nonetheless holds its ground as a standalone product, expanding the mise-en-scène of the film enormously and contributing to the documentary (if perhaps problematic) legacy of Robert Flaherty’s work.
  3. This isn’t an album you can dip into; instead dive in and sink to the bottom and let it all gloriously wash over you.
  4. The shift in perspective necessary to "get" it, though, does work on that level: at the least, it's a fitting testimonial to British Sea Power's partially effective relocation of a classic film into a modern aesthetic scheme.
  5. On its own, listeners may be lulled to the chilly deeps of sleep, but paired with the accompanying DVD, they'll be wiping the salt spray from their brows and pulling long rows of kelp out of their teeth.
  6. This is the ground those guys were born to walk on, while the new Man of Aran score can be a bit of a stretch at times. Nevertheless, props are due for the effort as I shudder to think where they could have gone with it. At least they tried.
  7. Uncut
    They aren't up to the job. [Jul 2009, p.83]

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