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  • Summary: The fifth release for the British experimental folk collective is its first recorded with all six members present at the studio.
  • Record Label: Full Time Hobby
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Acid Folk
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jul 17, 2013
    80
    The group has managed to retain a sense of innocence, freshness and pure joy in the act of creation. [No. 100, p.59]
  2. Jul 2, 2013
    80
    Turbines has them sounding more like a band and less like a studio project, but around their psychedelic boy-girl harmonies, circling guitar lines and insidiously weird lyrics, there are still plenty of analogue gurgles and swoops and strange, dubwise production finesse
  3. Jun 14, 2013
    80
    It's such a nuanced album that it can feel undemonstrative, with even the choruses lacking impact--but that, too, typifies a place where nothing is what it first seems.
  4. Jul 10, 2013
    80
    An affecting release, it demands repeated plays, emerging as canorous, sly and bewitching. [Aug 2013, p.90]
  5. 70
    Their fifth album (strung together by a loose concept about an imagined village you needn’t worry about) is as softly satisfying as a bobbly old jumper. One with thumbholes.
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    70
    It’s reassuring to note that, now five albums in, Tunng continue to distill and refine their sound, honing their craft to create their most accomplished album yet.
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    40
    As it stands, the lack of genuine emotion here does the musical invention shown on Turbines a disservice, and ultimately delivers Tunng's least satisfactory album to date. [Aug 2013, p.107]

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