Mirror Mirror - Sons and Daughters
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  • Summary: The Scottish rock band's first album since 2008's The Gift was produced by JD Twitch.
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  1. Jun 14, 2011
    90
    Mirror Mirror is a raw, nocturnal and very northern record, and one that's nailed its bleeding, hedonistic colours high up the musical mast.
  2. Jun 24, 2011
    80
    The resulting record is one that softens with repeated listens, even if it's so full of bad juju you may initially feel compelled to burn it at the stake. [Jul 29011, p.112]
  3. Dec 9, 2011
    80
    Mirror Mirror isn't the kind of record that will bowl you over right away, but as you listen, the barely contained drama and violence of the performances, the bloody hooks each song contains, and the inspired craft of the arrangements will draw you in and knock you out.
  4. Jun 24, 2011
    70
    The weird miracle is how natural singers Scott Paterson and Adele Bethel sound harmonizing (well, singing together) over subdermal synth buzz.
  5. Jul 15, 2011
    60
    In a way, the clear stylistic changes here put a spotlight on how diverse the group's discography really is. Just when you think you know somebody....
  6. Damned if they do and damned if they don't, it seems, but never sounding damned enough.
  7. 40
    Reminders of the past are pleasant, but at the end of the day, you'll be choosing Power, Corruption & Lies or Songs of Faith and Distortion over Sons & Daughters' Mirror, Mirror.

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