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  • Summary: The second release for the London-based indie pop band led by Greg Hughes was influenced by 1980s pop music.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
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  1. May 7, 2013
    81
    Like Creatures of an Hour, Strange Pleasures is a piece of great beauty—albeit, one that’s not for every occasion.
  2. May 6, 2013
    80
    The feel is consistently of an eerie twilight, perched high above a near-future city.
  3. May 13, 2013
    80
    Largely eschewing acoustic guitars (save for "Going Back to Strange"), Strange Pleasures is a testament to the full-range of synths, turning what could easily become an exercise in sterility into a multi-faceted pop gem.
  4. May 6, 2013
    70
    It's more of an adept fusing of very distinct styles into something interesting and almost factory fresh, if not quite to the level of the bands they are drawing inspiration from.
  5. This time around Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes give the same tricks a more professional finish.
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    60
    Still Corners show that they're not just marking time and counting sheep. [Jul 2013, p.110]
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    40
    It's hard to keep this album from simply asking why over and over again. [No.99, p.59]

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