Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. Feb 19, 2021
    90
    It confirms how they’ve always been a band that have explored human emotion in deep, meaningful ways but Distractions feels like something more, like the beginning of a fresh chapter in their story.
  2. Feb 19, 2021
    80
    It's a powerful, evocative work that speaks to the time that created it as well as the continued creative growth of a unique and gifted group of artists.
  3. Feb 19, 2021
    80
    In many ways, Distractions is an enigma. In years to come, we may look back on this record as transitional, or a product of its times. But to hear a band of this vintage still listening – and responding – to their instincts is a joy in itself.
  4. Mojo
    Feb 19, 2021
    60
    Recorded remotely, Distractions is febrile and modern but cries out for a through-line. [Mar 2021, p.88]
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  1. Mar 2, 2021
    9
    There are bands with a long trajectory whose absolute reliability has been proven over the years. Tindersticks is one of those formations inThere are bands with a long trajectory whose absolute reliability has been proven over the years. Tindersticks is one of those formations in whose curriculum it is difficult to find a relevant blur, after making elegance, depth and good taste its particular watchword. Since its inception, the group has assumed these coordinates with such ease that they have become an indissoluble property with respect to its own creativity, in an endeavor that extends to what is now the group's thirteenth studio album. A work in which Stuart Staples and company look sufficiently updated to avoid an uncomfortable stagnation, but at the same time show a solemn respect for those keys that originally chiseled the personality of the band. Full Review »
  2. Feb 23, 2021
    8
    Opening and closing are two of the best things they’ve ever done. Three covers are exquisite. It does feel a bit like it was recorded to passOpening and closing are two of the best things they’ve ever done. Three covers are exquisite. It does feel a bit like it was recorded to pass the time remotely during lockdown so doesn’t feel completely like a proper album but anything by the band is touched by the hands of angels. Full Review »