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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British blues and folk duo was produced by Kristofer Harris.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. May 19, 2014
    80
    It may have taken four albums to get there, but Smoke Fairies have assumed control of the ship.
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    They still sing some parts in unison, but here their voices are arranged more imaginatively. [May 2014, p.89]
  3. 80
    If Blood Speaks found streaks of steel, Smoke Fairies is malleable in music and meaning.
  4. May 7, 2014
    80
    The songs are more direct and arrive with a harder edge [than 2012's Blood Speaks]. [May 2014, p.80]
  5. Jun 18, 2014
    75
    Much of Smoke Fairies is the sound of a band embracing fatter orchestration and fuller arrangements on virtually every cut. [No. 110, p.61]
  6. Apr 11, 2014
    70
    This might not be the album that sees them break through, but it is a fine body of work from a pair of musicians embracing the thing they love most.
  7. May 20, 2014
    20
    For a band once so captivating and mysterious, Smoke Fairies is a colossal step back.

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