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  • Summary: The third album from the British trio features a variety of producers, including Marta Salogni, Andy Smith, Ash Workman, and Joe Wills.
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  1. May 15, 2019
    80
    Big Wows is a risky, but remarkable move for the trio--even the weaker songs in the lineup offer a buzzy dance break, densely layering up the punchy synths and calculated, sharp percussion.
  2. Apr 19, 2019
    80
    Taut and built upon arpeggiated synths coupled with a prominent rhythm section, the album pokes fun at our over-stimulated reality, while commenting on the struggles we face to retain individuality and authenticity.
  3. Apr 19, 2019
    80
    Three albums in, they’ve attained a mastery of their craft that’s a joy to behold.
  4. Apr 19, 2019
    80
    There's not a weak song or wasted moment to be found; the trio write with a lovely economy of emotion and have sharpened their hook-making skills to a very fine point.
  5. Uncut
    Apr 19, 2019
    70
    This daring approach at times exposes the quality of their material, but mostly this is sparkling stuff. [May 2019, p.34]
  6. Apr 23, 2019
    70
    Big Wows is highly polished and lacks the intimacy and fragility that made Into Their Diamond Sun such a compelling listen. The pay-off is a more distant but fascinating record that charts their evolution as a band.
  7. Apr 19, 2019
    50
    The band’s strongest assets - three fantastic vocalists in Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer, and a focus on tight bass-and-drum grooves - are ever present, but there’s enough sugar in ‘Big Wows’ to make even the sweetest tooth ache.

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  1. Jun 4, 2019
    8
    ____ From their sweet sound, rose-colored glasses immediately appear in front of their eyes, and the world is painted into billions of shining____ From their sweet sound, rose-colored glasses immediately appear in front of their eyes, and the world is painted into billions of shining crystals! Positive electro-pop, performed by Liverpool trio's gentle vocals.
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    ____ "Big Wows" is the third studio recording of Stealing Sheep, distinguished by eclectic sound, ease and subtle irony. Through the steel sounds of drums, sticky bass lines, the growl of synthesizers and dramatic machines, girls give out their firm melodies, so filled with neon fun. And I want to dance!
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