Model of You - Cloud Boat
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British duo of Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke was produced by Andy Savours.
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  1. For the most part, Model Of You pushes Cloud Boat out into broader, more turbulent waters.
  2. Jul 7, 2014
    80
    The music is bigger, bolder and more direct, but crucially there is still that lingering murkiness on the edges.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    80
    Model of You is neither sparse nor overstuffed, relying on a few, highly polished elements to make up each song and allowing each of them ample space to unfold.
  4. Jul 7, 2014
    70
    Whilst it doesn’t always work, and the shorter tracks do little to add value, the atmosphere they generate is often spine tingling.
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    60
    There are times even [Tom Clarke] threatens to get swallowed up in a swirling mix that leaves the post-dubstep scene decisively behind them. [Sep 2014, p.106]
  6. Jul 30, 2014
    60
    There’s no pandering to musical tastes, no whimsical experimentation, but instead real unity between a song’s musicality and meaning.
  7. 42
    This sounds like a case of a band unraveling their weirdness.

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  1. Jul 23, 2014
    9
    As a first time listener of Cloud Boat, this album blew me away. Not with brutal force. It's all very subtle here. There are a lot of lo-fi, Active Child kinda electronic bands out now, but Cloud Boat have done enough with this album to stand apart from their contemporaries. This is a fresh and compelling journey of an album. Expand