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  • Summary: This is the second release for the British symphonic rock five-piece (Adam and Brendan Sykes left the group in 2012).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    The songs are steeped in anguish and melancholy, distressing meditations on the loss and limitations that are coming to define life for many young people in these uncertain times. [No. 106, p.56]
  2. Oct 8, 2013
    80
    Lanterns on the Lake allow themselves to build on and expand the sound of their debut for Until the Colours Run, bursting open at times with purpose, while drawing on the cinematic sounds and folk storytelling that bind together a magnificent collection of tracks.
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    80
    This is a gloriously atmospheric second album from a band who will surely soon be as lauded and acclaimed as their better-known labelmates.
  4. Jan 13, 2014
    80
    Until the Colours Run is a huge improvement, though: bigger, messier, louder and more transcendent. If you’re into Speck Mountain, The Besnard Lakes or No Joy, this one is worth a spin.
  5. 70
    With the pieces not yet there, Lanterns on the Lake is still an immensely promising band that’s one risky move away from releasing a stunning album and filling stadiums.
  6. Jan 22, 2014
    70
    It's a woozy slice of reverb-soaked, light drone-backed dreampop...but then what isn't these days?
  7. Oct 4, 2013
    60
    For every moment of devastating weariness, there are several moments of chilling beauty and it is this which keeps the band from being overly oppressive in its sound.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Feb 14, 2014
    10
    A very important British album. Lyrically intelligent and musically masterful. Best tracks are Green and Gold, Elodie and Another Tale FromA very important British album. Lyrically intelligent and musically masterful. Best tracks are Green and Gold, Elodie and Another Tale From Another English Town. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    8
    Great album. Very atmospheric but at the same time catchy. I did prefer the more upbeat moments on the album but it's all great and worthy ofGreat album. Very atmospheric but at the same time catchy. I did prefer the more upbeat moments on the album but it's all great and worthy of a listen. Expand