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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Daniel Woolhouse sees more emphasis on his vocals.
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  1. Nov 7, 2014
    80
    Moments like the stripped-back vulnerability of ‘Dust’ and the lyrical mirroring of ‘The Lovers’ show Deptford Goth at his minimal best.
  2. Q Magazine
    Nov 13, 2014
    80
    A profoundly, if unexpectedly, moving record. [Dec 2014, p.109]
  3. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2014
    80
    Simple stuff, sparsely rendered, with a weighty undertow. [Dec 2014, p.93]
  4. 75
    It’s tough to get away with hiding such beautiful lyrics in such a cold environment, but Woolhouse pulls it off.
  5. Nov 10, 2014
    70
    Possibly too understated, Woolhouse could benefit from more pronounced changes and variations in his writing, but taken as a whole Songs is a warmly rendered mood piece full of layers and quiet yearning.
  6. Nov 6, 2014
    70
    While Life After Defo had "Union," the chillingly beautiful ode to family and friends, there is no such equivalent on Woolhouse's sophomore effort. The likes of "Do Exist" and "The Loop" come close, but the lack of those few really memorable synth-pop gems stops this very good album from being an excellent one.
  7. 45
    Songs is the sound of a talented man with a little too much focus on trends and on a too-wide cache of influences, to the point where even he sounds unconvinced by his own music.

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