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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British quartet led by David Bayley was self-produced by Bayley.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Jun 11, 2014
    90
    Produced by Bayley under executive production of Epworth, the album is bizarre, gorgeous, playful and dark--and it’s absolutely mesmerizing.
  2. 90
    It’s phenomenally exciting to have that sense of danger back in music. It’s subtle, malevolent and utterly charming noise, and if Glass Animals turned out to be buttering you up with a cannibalistic lick of the lips, you’d let them gnaw away.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    80
    Zaba is blessed with musical facets that will blind you with their splendour.
  4. Jun 9, 2014
    75
    It's sleek, sexy, and irrefutably odd.
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    70
    An equally strange and sexy debut, Zaba's most audacious moments suggest Glass Animals will be an even more compelling act next time around.
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    70
    Glass Animals sound like they are on the cusp of everything. There's a gap between their vocabulary and their sound, their choruses and their intros, their obvious intelligence and what they've produced.
  7. Jun 10, 2014
    50
    Whilst Glass Animals excel at sustaining mood all that effort never really builds to any kind of release, just ultimately fading away beneath a queasy drape of melody and a frustrating sense of unfulfilment.

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  1. Aug 23, 2014
    8
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  2. Jun 13, 2014
    8
    Totally worth a million listens. It gets a bit same-y by the end of it but if you just want to listen to the album in halves, that worksTotally worth a million listens. It gets a bit same-y by the end of it but if you just want to listen to the album in halves, that works pretty well. Plus Gooey is the early contender for "Song of Late Spring" Expand