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  • Summary: This is the latest full-length release for the Scottish folk rock group led by Alex Neilson.
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  1. 90
    The bleak landscape around Dungeness can provoke contrasting responses, and both the sense of malevolence (it’s the site of a nuclear power station) and stark beauty are well reflected on this masterly recording.
  2. Mojo
    Mar 20, 2018
    80
    Another star turn for soprano Lavinia Blackwall. [May 2018, p.98]
  3. Mar 20, 2018
    80
    Aside from sonics, the almost obsessive way in which the lyrical themes are fleshed out is another way in which this album is delightfully skewed.
  4. Mar 29, 2018
    80
    From the very outset, songs scream with insane ambition.
  5. Uncut
    Mar 20, 2018
    70
    The strongest songs on Dungeness have Trembling Bells playing at a fierce peak. ... Sometimes, though, things don't quite cohere. [May 2018, p.34]
  6. The Wire
    Jul 12, 2018
    70
    If you’re after period reproductions of 1970s rustic rock, will please you just fine. [Jun 2018, p.65
  7. Mar 29, 2018
    60
    It’s true that psychedelia of this type is often frameless by its very nature. Yet, despite the album’s delights, one wonders how tight Neilson’s eccentric work would be if reined in a little.

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