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  • Summary: The fourth album for the British indie rock quartet runs just over 30 minutes and spans 15 tracks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Feb 14, 2012
    91
    Like its predecessors, Plumb is polite and smart, arranging its unceasing collection of hooks like books on a shelf.
  2. Feb 21, 2012
    83
    From the ground up, Plumb is through and through the work of a band that has absolutely mastered its craft.
  3. Feb 3, 2012
    80
    Impeccably arranged, the whole thing plays out like an extended, pragmatic version of "A Day In The Life." [Mar 2012, p.82]
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    80
    15 seamless songs that consistently keep interest high and ideas varied.
  5. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    Plumb is a rich, complex album, with the songs spilling over into each other.
  6. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    Musically, Plumb is both rapturous and jumpy.
  7. 40
    There's an awful lot of music crammed into Plumb's 35 minutes, but it's rarely organized into the most attractive shapes - and on the few occasions it is, they alter course within seconds and head off in some less appealing direction.

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    Field Music on"Plumb" combines the style of indie rock with the elements of classical music ("Start The Day Right", "Ce Soir"), or manyField Music on"Plumb" combines the style of indie rock with the elements of classical music ("Start The Day Right", "Ce Soir"), or many different themes -such as the Mediterranean "A New Town", oriental "This Is The Picture" or strictly a capella "How Many More Times". Songs on the album all reminiscent of the Beatles - just listen to "Who'll Pay The Bills" or "Guillotine". The British quartet however, still have much to learn in this regard. Expand