Violent Light - Milagres
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  1. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    If greater success follows them, treading that line between creativity and audience demand will become harder to do, but for now, Milagres have succeeded in making a unique and ultimately appealing record.
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    70
    His band know their way around '80s-influenced bluster-pop, and carry it off through sheer deadpan lack of irony on this strangely beguiling second album. [Mar 2014, p.79]
  3. 70
    This time out, they do a far better job injecting their own original spirit into their stirring music and impassioned songs, while taking these familiar musical sounds and styles of the past in a modern new direction.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    60
    They adopt a slightly wider palette of influences on the follow-up, with mixed results. [Mar 2014, p.116]
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    60
    At times, it is derivative, channelling everyone from Passion Pit to Bowie himself, but it subverts both those acts by being excruciatingly personal and that is where Milagres' real strength lies.
  6. Mar 28, 2014
    60
    The album would have a more enduring impact if Wilson revealed himself more plainly in the lyrics and the band attacked the listener in the heart, as well as the head.
  7. Mar 21, 2014
    60
    With the frustrating Violent Light, Wilson has surrendered his own persona. [Apr 2014, p.97]
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