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  • Summary: The debut album for the Scottish septet was produced by producer Ian Caple.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Shout it from the rooftops though--with this record, Broken Records could well have a contender for album of the year on their hands.
  2. 80
    Such an over-the-top approach could end in solemn self-parody. But Broken Records' refreshing playfulness and surprisingly light touch indicate they're really enjoying themselves.
  3. Any more than a prefunctory listen to their debut album reveals a sound that resists easy categorization, poised somewhere between Nick Cave and the fiery British folk of Bellowhead and Show Of Hands. [Summer 2009, p.64]
  4. There are moribund string melodies here that would be at home in a BBC costume drama, and when they address global warming, their politicised folk-rock calls the distinctly unfashionable likes of the Levellers to mind.
  5. 60
    The overall feeling, despite all the musical mix'n'matching is of a traditional record: a rootsy return, rather than a copy of a certain Canadian seven-piece art-rock racket. [Jul 2009, p.105]
  6. This is a better than promising start. [Jul 2009, p.118]
  7. Much of Until the Earth comes off like the narrator from "Windowsill" still telling these damn kids to get off his lawn.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1