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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the British duo of Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck.
  • Record Label: Memphis Industries
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Dream Pop
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. May 6, 2014
    90
    A damaged but delightful long-player, then, perfect for fans of Daughter and Camera Obscura.
  2. Apr 29, 2014
    80
    Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck were "on" before they recorded their debut album, but are now very much "off," a situation which adds a fraught edge to the woozy Sky Swimming. [Jun 2014, p.76]
  3. Jun 3, 2014
    70
    While the pleasures of Sky Swimming are mostly aesthetic ones, with a bit of pruning you’ll find a clutch of wonderfully ornate songs that bear repeated listening.
  4. Apr 29, 2014
    60
    Just like humanity’s primordial obsession with fire, Sky Swimming is difficult to disengage with.
  5. Apr 30, 2014
    60
    Sky Swimming is an album of many twists and turns, but the effectiveness of these flourishes varies wildly.
  6. 50
    Rivas’ voice isn’t enormously distinctive, either, meaning Sky Swimming rarely eclipses the dreaded adjective ''pleasant''.
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    50
    It's hard to imagine many people reaching for this album even for times of pensive reflection when there's such a preponderance of terrific mellow music out there.

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