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  • Summary: The first new release for the Scottish rock band in eight years was co-produced with Richard Hawley.
  • Record Label: PIAS
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    [Co-producer Richard Hawley] takes Texas deep into their rock-soul roots without sacrificing their strengths or wearily re-treading past glories. [Jul 2013, p.110]
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    70
    It may not rock your world but, against all the odds, The Conversation presents a Texas which you can imagine falling a little bit in love with.
  3. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    This isn’t the album to convert the cognoscenti to the Texas cause, but those willing to listen without prejudice will find in these warm, well-crafted songs a perfectly seductive soundtrack to their summer.
  4. 70
    Texas have gone back to basics, reconnecting with the solidly crafted simplicity of their earliest albums, Southside and Mother's Heaven. [Jul 2013, p.90]
  5. 40
    It lacks impetus, panache and compulsion, just for starters.
  6. Jun 19, 2013
    40
    Pleasant enough, but you may feel you've heard this conversation before. [Jun 2013, p.88]
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