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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British indie electronic band was recorded at an old Soviet radio studio in East Berlin.
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  1. Feb 12, 2014
    85
    To combine filmic orchestral scores with the punch of hip-hop, the fun of indie-dance, flavours of funk, nocturnal London sounds, glistening electronica, with such natural fluidity makes War Room Stories a genuine pleasure to listen through; and makes it not just an interesting but an important step forward in highlighting the versatility of "the band", as well as in prolonging its perceived shelf-life.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    80
    The attraction of this LP is the thought that’s gone into it – every sound that you hear has been meticulously planned and recorded using, possibly, something that the Stasi might have once used.
  3. Feb 20, 2014
    80
    War Room Stories encapsulates art rock, tropical pop and various forms of electronica on a varied yet focused set that sounds as though it's not fallen prey to the usual second-album jitters.
  4. Jan 31, 2014
    70
    Like a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon causes a hurricane on the other side of the world, Breton’s attention to detail has made the all-encompassing tone of War Room Stories differ vastly.
  5. Jan 31, 2014
    60
    Breton have made a record that draws upon their art foundations more than their first.
  6. Feb 11, 2014
    60
    There's nothing indistinct about the more congenial, festival-friendly direction of War Room Stories. [Mar 2014, p.95]
  7. Feb 14, 2014
    60
    so far, so arty. [Mar 2014, p.108]

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