White Numbers - The Bevis Frond
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  • Summary: This is the second release since the British psychedelic rock band led by Nick Saloman reformed after a seven year hiatus.
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  1. Jun 20, 2013
    A two-hour 2-CD trip, hanging free in reflective well being. [Jul 2013, p.96]
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    The high level of songcraft, Saloman's devotion to his sound, and the fierce performances on White Numbers show that anyone who thought maybe the Bevis Frond were past their prime was just dead wrong, and this is a welcome addition to their catalog.
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    A 40-minute guitar wig-out at the end of the immense White Numbers--filling two CDs or three LPs--will delight Bevis Frond fetishists, but the toytown pop of "More Chalk" and teary madrigal "She's Just Like You" better showcase the cottage industrialist's skills. [Jul 2013, p.71]
  4. Jun 20, 2013
    Even the very best double albums--London Calling, The White Album, Tusk – have their lulls, but this record has too many.
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  1. Aug 22, 2013
    Nearly perfect album by The Bevis Frond. Incredibly hook-laden songs like The Garden Feature, This One, Alta, More Chalk, It's Coming On and Opthalmic Microdots. Often with a ferocious punch, like Major Crime and Just Cause (Wins Wars). There's also impeccable balladry, in songs like She's Just Like You, White Numbers and The Likes Of us, and heavier epic rock tracks like The Hook, I'm The Only One and Tree Line. Not much to disappoint anyone here. Just a senseless show of force right through the album! I absolutely love it! Expand