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  • Summary: The Mercury Prize-nominated experimental jazz band releases its fourth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. We can speculate as to how their ethos and focus was developed from time spent in the company of other imaginative musicians – it could well be essential to their consistent evolution – but the evidence on Peepers leaves no doubt as to how successful this union of education and expression is.
  2. 80
    The rest is equally compelling, oscillating between eccentric skronk essays, woozy nocturnes, and harmonic hymns. It's jazz shorn of cliche that demands to be taken on its pigeonhole rebuffing merits. [Mar 2010, p.92]
  3. 80
    Their albums have got better and better since 2005, with saxophonists Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart entering into ever more engaging dialogues while the rhythm sections flail around inventively. Here Leafcutter John, who usually makes odd noises with a sampler, switches to guitar addng a clunky alt-rock feel to tracks. [Mar 2010, p.93]
  4. An invigorating album, then, and one that says a great deal despite being instrumental the whole way through.
  5. Peepers is every bit as good, talented musicians reworking the rulebook with hearts and minds at play.
  6. Basically, this isn't your father's jazz. But if you have a twisted ear and an adventurous streak, it very well could be yours.
  7. Peepers mostly whizzes by in a heady blur, but when they paise for thought, a whole new layer of depth and intrigue emerges. [Apr 2010, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jacob
    Mar 18, 2010
    8
    Excellent.

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