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  • Record Label: Fat Cat
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. Feb 26, 2013
    80
    Ores & Minerals, its [A Thousand Heys'] follow-up, is arguably less direct, but more fully realised, and likely more enduring.
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Marvellous, and highly recommended.
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    80
    A surprisingly well-nourished beast. [May 2013, p.105]
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    77
    2011's A Thousand Heys, was a solid take on 90s American indie, but a bit too beholden to its influences. Ores & Minerals fixes that and adds a lot more.
  5. 75
    There’s a tightness and economy to the sound that makes the album sound excitingly different.
  6. Feb 20, 2013
    70
    While songs like 'Significant Bullet' and 'Leominster' feel like slightly unnecessary inclusions and can cause the listening experience to drag slightly, this is a very impressive record with some truly excellent songs.
  7. 60
    On Ores and Minerals, they ditch the giddy sounds of their early material and adopt a broader palette.

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