Preternaturals - Grumbling Fur
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for experimental pop duo of Daniel O’Sullivan and Alexander Tucker
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    90
    The slow pacing of the tracks, particularly the likes of 'Feet of Clay', 'Mister Skeleton' and 'Secrets of the Earth', are almost meditative. Richly detailed, so you're constantly finding new sounds and curiosities, but not so busy as to draw too much attention away from the trip.
  2. 80
    [A] beguiling, all-too-brief album.
  3. Aug 6, 2014
    80
    Whilst the exposure of O’Sullivan and Tucker’s pop heart has been more than welcome, one senses that there are many more sides to this complex, stubbornly esoteric collaboration that are yet to be revealed, and that’s an exciting thought indeed.
  4. Aug 8, 2014
    80
    A dense, intelligent and rewarding album.
  5. Aug 28, 2014
    80
    Grumbling Fur largely inhabit their own wonderful world, dreaming up very old-school British psychedelia that hints at the rituals behind the privet and sigils on the parquet floors. [Sep 2014, p.109]
  6. Aug 29, 2014
    80
    Fur is forging a bold new path through the thick forest of psychedelia.
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    60
    Preternaturals is graceful and intriguing, if not vastly pulse quickening.

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  1. Sep 8, 2014
    8
    Manchester electronic alternative with folk melodies, reminding 80's dream pop, Depeche Mode, Stone Roses or Cave. Not something revolutionary, but quite original and well done. Expand