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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for former Doves members Jez and Andy Williams was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer.
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 21, 2015
    80
    Black Rivers is an excellent surprise. [Mar 2015, p.94]
  2. Dec 21, 2015
    80
    This is a fine debut album.
  3. 70
    Black Rivers are creating sombre yet euphoric, uplifting music that shows how to sound far out whilst still retaining the knack of writing beautifully cohesive songs.
  4. Dec 21, 2015
    70
    There’s rhyme to their reason, and the album’s flow is dictated with confidence rather than precarious doubt. The whole thing is refreshing, and Black Rivers’ willingness to experiment is a trait that will definitely resonate with you following the album’s conclusion.
  5. Dec 21, 2015
    60
    Fans will miss the mordant voice and songwriting of Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin (whose 2014 solo debut Odulek found him pondering how to recover your youth and giving up the booze: “What have I got to lose?”) But the brothers acquit themselves well here.
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