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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Dutch indie rock band was recorded by Dave McCracken.
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  1. 90
    Uplifting, powerful and sincere, Pip Blom deliver a rich, ocean-inspired debut that is instantly captivating. This is the opening chapter to something very exciting.
  2. Uncut
    May 31, 2019
    80
    Robust, sparkly. [Jul 2019, p.24]
  3. May 31, 2019
    80
    At a time when so many bands co-opt various sounds of '90s indie rock and don't add anything new or interesting, Pip Blom make it work on Boat by basically becoming a '90s indie rock band and doing it better than anyone else around. Maybe even better than most of the bands they are borrowing from, too.
  4. Mojo
    Jun 11, 2019
    80
    Blom hits all the alt-rock pleasure centres. [Jul 2019, p.96]
  5. Jun 3, 2019
    75
    Boat is a self-assured, mature body of work with a set of songs that sit beautifully together. The album has space to breathe, alter direction and progress over its duration.
  6. Jun 3, 2019
    70
    There is no grand thesis or groundbreaking concept on Boat, but Pip Blom provide a welcoming nook for spacing out.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jun 14, 2019
    60
    A solid, rather than remarkable record. [Summer 2019, p.115]

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