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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Julie Campbell as LoneLady is her first in five years.
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Groove It Out
I touched the mirror and go inwards Eyes an illusion optical On an Escher stair My feet won't take me anywhere Are we moving or are we still? I'd... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mar 31, 2015
    90
    Campbell’s ideals are distilled into a tight nine-track album in which influences are evoked, grafted onto fresh numbers and cut loose to scratch insistently at the listener’s ear.
  2. Mar 26, 2015
    90
    Hinterland is playful--a vibrant and urgent combination of genealogy and vision--and it is this that truly makes it a masterpiece. Not only does Campbell have the creative chops to create such richly evocative music, but she does it with a wink and a smile.
  3. 85
    LoneLady has reimagined herself as the star of a glitter laden dancefloor, the lasers excitedly pinging from the mirror balls hanging from above. By doing this, she’s gone and made the finest pop record of 2015 so far.
  4. Mar 19, 2015
    80
    It proves Campbell is that rare artist: one not just with a singular vision, but also the technical ability to realise it.
  5. Q Magazine
    Mar 19, 2015
    80
    Campbell has picked over the bones of the past and rearranged them into something utterly brilliant. [Apr 2015, p.107]
  6. 80
    Tracks like 'Mortar Remembers You' convey the bleakness of the situation ("I had to build a room to contain all the panic"), but Campbell's voice and the persistent whirling synths infuse the desolation with compelling energy.
  7. Mar 19, 2015
    70
    Although standalone each song is catchy and refreshingly danceable, they don't add up towards a comprehensive album experience. There is little variation from the funk-punk, and slower tracks like 'Flee!' feel weaker to their more nervy counterparts.

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