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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the British indie folk/blues duo was recorded with Phil Ek.
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  • Record Label: Year Seven Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, British Folk-Rock
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 31, 2020
    80
    While Darkness Brings the Wonders Home finds Smoke Fairies toying with a new and different approach, it also reinforces what they do best; it's a detour that happens to take them someplace worth visiting.
  2. Mojo
    Feb 19, 2020
    80
    This is Smoke Fairies' strongest, most urgent album to date. [Apr 2020, p.93]
  3. Uncut
    Jan 31, 2020
    80
    By facing up to their demons, they've recaptured what made them special. [Mar 2020, p.37]
  4. Jan 31, 2020
    80
    By tweaking the American seasoning in their long-simmering stew of English folk, Smoke Fairies have finally delivered on their early promise to create an album you can truly get lost in.
  5. Mar 5, 2020
    70
    There is a fuzziness to the sound. The lyrics are indistinct, even as the words are carefully articulated. It takes a second or two after initially hearing them to decipher what was sung.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jan 31, 2020
    60
    Aims for the middle ground, aided by Phil Ek and a sturdier indie-rock back-up that doesn't always suit them. [Mar 2020, p.120]