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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

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  1. 80
    The Hawk Is Howling finds the Glasgow's guitar army relaxing the taut, economical songcraft of its 2006 predecessor, "Mr. Beast," and setting a new standard for irreverent track titles. [Oct 2008, p.102]
  2. Masters at building tension upon tension then gently letting it go, their cyclical instrumentals are both sorrowful and consoling.
  3. The Hawk Is Howling is similarly impressive [to "Mr. Beast"], the band's earlier experiments in noise more reined in, allowing a subtle and textured approach. [Oct 2008, p.149]