Strange Geometry - The Clientele
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  • Summary: Brian O'Shaughnessy produced the atmospheric UK band's second studio album.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
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  1. A hauntingly beautiful album with tender, melodic pop arrangements that really make a lasting impression.
  2. The slight nods to accessibility and the decreased stylization might disappoint some of the faithful at first, but Strange Geometry grows more appealing with repeated listening.
  3. The restraint the whole band shows, on this, their most finished and instantly effective album, becomes something more than respectable: the Clientele’s commitment to their own sound has crystallized into something almost wonderful.
  4. Here’s a band so fond of their particular brand of mid-tempo dream pop that they do not feel compelled to try anything else. At least they take the time to be particularly observant as they comb their territory.
  5. Strange Geometry is something special to listen to; it feels like an album to treat yourself to as a reward for lovely deeds.
  6. 70
    The crisp production of Strange Geometry does give the group's more sedate inclinations a mild kick in the pants. [#70, p.89]
  7. An album that lacks the band’s trademark ebb and flow, Strange Geometry is just plain inferior to the Clientele’s previous work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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