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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

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Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
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  1. With "The Courage of Others" (Bella Union), Midlake singer Tim Smith sounds like a refugee from the late ‘60s English-folk scene, with songs delivered in an unaffected, understated voice that could’ve easily complemented Sandy Denny or Anne Briggs, or fit in with Pentangle or Fairport Convention.
  2. 60
    Even though the lyrics stay hippy-dippy, there are hard-earned moments of musical release.
  3. This could well be Midlake's masterpiece, which is saying something considering the esteem in which The Trials Of Van Occupanther is held.