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  • Summary: This is the third full-length release for the dream-pop duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray.
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  1. 80
    They’ve consolidated on the progression made between their first two albums and in turn produced their finest effort to date.
  2. Dec 12, 2016
    70
    As good as Still Corners are at fitting their music into a mold, the tension they create between city and seaside, as well as their pop and experimental impulses, is unique, and Dead Blue is most rewarding when they explore it fully.
  3. Q Magazine
    Sep 19, 2016
    60
    The submarine disco of Currents suggests people subject to forces they cannot control, while Lost Boys triggers a very '80s-style melancholia. [Oct 2016, p.110]
  4. Sep 19, 2016
    60
    Still Corners’ dream-pop takes on a nightmarish hue with snatches of ominous electro and brutally honest lyrics. Their time away has served them well on this new record.
  5. Sep 21, 2016
    60
    If only perhaps, the allusions were more developed: the sound doesn’t quite manage to create or replicate the enveloping atmosphere of its influences, perhaps because the mood shifts between melancholia and languidly upbeat between tracks, and is overall driven by melodies that feel ordinary and familiar. It makes for nice listening, but by no stretch is it challenging itself, the genre or the audience.
  6. Sep 29, 2016
    60
    All the flashes of brilliance on Dead Blue are instrumental and aesthetic. The cohesive mood is only brought down by the lackluster songs.
  7. Sep 19, 2016
    40
    There simply isn’t much to latch on to here, and certainly nothing to suggest that Still Corners aren’t completely out of ideas.
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