Tones Of Town - Field Music
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  • Summary: This second studio LP for the Sunderland, England trio once again finds the band being compared to XTC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It’s unpredictable, ridiculously clever, catchy as hell and as perfect a pop album as you’re ever likely to hear.
  2. 90
    The result is 31 minutes of constantly surprising music, more absorbing and less conventional than anything on their self-titled 2005 debut. [Feb 2007, p.102]
  3. If the opaque lyrics seem like last-minute slaves to the meter, the brothers' amicable yelpings add a human touch. [23 Feb 2007, p.98]
  4. Beautiful, but never callow, here is an album to fall slowly in love with.
  5. They're bright, breezy, accomplished and catchy, indie-pop at its best.
  6. Tones of Town may lack the swooning immediacy of its predecessor, but it still sounds like a labor of love.
  7. 50
    For all its obvious wit and fizzy energy, Tones of Town ultimately feels self-congratulatory and a bit cold-hearted. [Feb 2007, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20