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  • Summary: Co-produced by Ha-Ze Factory and Mark Pistel, the third full-length studio release from the Andy Butler electronic collective features guest appearances from John Grant, Rouge Mary, and Krystle Warren.

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I Try to Talk to You
We could have skipped this part. I could have taught you how to love yourself. I waited patiently. I hope that you would be the one to come to me. I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. May 23, 2014
    80
    There’s more than enough contained within to confirm Butler’s genius at resurrecting the early spirit of house music. This will be the soundtrack to many a party over the summer months.
  2. May 27, 2014
    80
    Each song’s darker instrumental aesthetics balance the fun with an undercurrent of rumination.
  3. May 29, 2014
    80
    It’s a formula to be sure, but Feast’s main delights are its textures and songwriting.
  4. 75
    Butler has sculpted a complete, resolute collection of high-grade dance music.
  5. May 27, 2014
    70
    As a daytime collection of songs this album has its faults, but as long as it's consumed after hours, preferably in a club, it excels with a persona charged with swirls of unbound desire and dance friendly dazzle.
  6. May 27, 2014
    70
    Butler's troupe have always been unique--a dance floor-friendly manifestation of the dissenting, politicised queer underground--but now they're making transcendent music again, too.
  7. Uncut
    May 20, 2014
    50
    Overall, Butler's pedestrian appropriation of the clunky beats, tinny handclaps and squelchy vocoder effects of yesteryear sound stale and repetitive. [Jun 2014, p.78]

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