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  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2014
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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. Jun 12, 2014
    8
    As a few critics have written, this is definitely a move back towards the superlative sound of their first album which is personally what I had been hoping for. As ever, the band cannot be faulted for their sheer ability in coming up with interesting songs, even if the last couple of albums have not been as compelling. I love the dark moody aspects that Howling Bells evoke and for meAs a few critics have written, this is definitely a move back towards the superlative sound of their first album which is personally what I had been hoping for. As ever, the band cannot be faulted for their sheer ability in coming up with interesting songs, even if the last couple of albums have not been as compelling. I love the dark moody aspects that Howling Bells evoke and for me this new album comes second only to their first, which is praise indeed. Expand
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    60
    Heartstrings is a succinct outing that charms. [Jul 2014, p.86]
  2. 60
    Whilst Heartstrings is unlikely to break new ground in the way they have before, it’s a return to brooding form from a band many thought had rung out.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2014
    60
    Heartstrings lacks the killer song that would bring Howling Bells the success they undoubtedly crave. [Jul 2014, p.109]