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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for the British composer features new instruments not heard on 2016's Varmints.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
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  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 19, 2019
    80
    A thrilling testament to Meredith's seemingly limitless capacity for reinvention. [Jan 2020, p.110]
  2. 80
    Fibs is thrilling because it doesn’t adhere to the usual. A freewheeling, freethinking treat for the senses which reveals a musician at the height of her powers.
  3. Oct 23, 2019
    80
    FIBS revels in toying with expectations and uncovers more wonders with every listen.
  4. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    FIBS is a wild, breathtaking ride full of stunning musical dexterity. And that's no lie.
  5. Nov 5, 2019
    77
    Chaotic uncertainty is the reality Meredith repeatedly presents on FIBS, both emotionally and through musical structure. It is the work’s deeper raison d’être, even when the individual pieces seem digestible, pretty, or even safe.
  6. Uncut
    Oct 22, 2019
    70
    Like its predecessor, FIBS is a stubbornly uncategorisable hybrid of styles, tempos and angles on the traditional "song." [Dec 2019, p.30]
  7. Nov 11, 2019
    40
    It’s a boldly idiosyncratic collection, and generous in its aims, but it’s also an unsatisfyingly structured racket.

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  1. Oct 27, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. At first i imagined her sound to mirror that of ‚Oh Superman‘ creator Laurie Anderson.. but as the album progressed one notes that Miss Meredith has her own style.. like the bassy grunge sounds on a couple of the tracks and will be listening out for her musical innovations in future Expand