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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release fore the British singer-songwriter was produced by Flood.
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Furnaces
No matter how much coal you shovel in the mouth of your child These furnaces still want more, these furnaces still want more They come in fleets and... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 3, 2016
    80
    Fifteen years after his debut, it was about time Ed Harcourt made a career-defining record. Here it is. [Sep 2016, p.106]
  2. Mojo
    Aug 3, 2016
    80
    Furnaces is an entirely winning proposition due to its high melodic content, making for Harcourt's best record yet. [Sep 2016, p.90]
  3. Magnet
    Sep 20, 2016
    80
    Harcourt holds nothing back, transcends theatrics and reaches the top. [No. 135, p.59]
  4. Aug 15, 2016
    80
    There are some tracks that don’t impress as much as others, but overall there isn’t a weak link in the engrossing narrative Harcourt has created here; it’s an utterly absorbing record, burning brightly as his boldest statement to date.
  5. Aug 25, 2016
    80
    He promised us that this seventh LP would be "an album of evil songs." It turns out that was exactly what he needed to be at his very best.
  6. Aug 29, 2016
    80
    With Furnaces, Ed Harcourt has continued his impressive winning streak with both true artistry and singularly-focused aplomb.
  7. Aug 18, 2016
    60
    Furnaces is quite clearly not the record Harcourt thinks it is, but it’s an interesting enough one nevertheless.

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  1. Dec 15, 2016
    9
    A magical record, one amazing songwriter. In a year that we had so much lack of melodies in the songwriting, Ed wrote and sung a bunch ofA magical record, one amazing songwriter. In a year that we had so much lack of melodies in the songwriting, Ed wrote and sung a bunch of amazing songs . Dark, crippy, in many occasions aggressive, denunciatory and desperate Expand