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  • Summary: The latest full-length studio release for the British indie rock band was produced by Cam Blackwood.
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Oh Punk prayers, city riots Demagogues and fading lights Radiating from the stars The geometry of satellites Spinning through the sky at night This... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 29, 2017
    90
    Much loved indie group British Sea Power have returned with a collection of songs that showcase the strongest elements of their music, giving listeners space for contemplation while also bringing a healthy dose of high-energy rock. Exquisitely crafted.
  2. Mar 31, 2017
    80
    Ending with the sprawling ‘Alone Piano’, the record catapults to spheres beyond. Standing open-armed and resolute for whatever might follow, Let The Dancers Inherit The Earth is an echoing cry for a bright tomorrow.
  3. Mojo
    Mar 29, 2017
    80
    With an occasional propensity for mindless wigouts slightly curbed, it's windswept anthems a-go-go on their best album for years. [May 2017, p.96]
  4. Apr 13, 2017
    80
    Keenly political, anti-fascist, and pro-immigrant, British Sea Power mine the past to give us what we need now.
  5. Apr 3, 2017
    73
    As if to stabilize its weighty subject matter, Let the Dancers Inherit the Party is a remarkably steady album, at times to a fault.
  6. Mar 30, 2017
    70
    Dancers is the product of skilled technicians but feels emotionally remote.
  7. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2017
    60
    Patchily exhilarating, but the blasts lack freshness. [Apr 2017, p.25]

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  1. Jul 20, 2020
    9
    British Sea Power is one of the most underrated rock bands out there. I remember I was at university when I randomly bought their debut albumBritish Sea Power is one of the most underrated rock bands out there. I remember I was at university when I randomly bought their debut album back in 2003. Although it wasn't the best album ever, they offered a new fresh and interesting sound.

    They have, throughout their career, remained authentic and true to themselves, unlike other bands who were equally as, if not more promising than them, such as Coldplay, Muse and Bloc Party. They never became truly commercial, but that doesn't mean that their music or songwriting never evolved.

    They are truly a great band, and every time I think they may be finished, they come out with something new and brilliant.

    If you like Joy Division and the Pixies, you will surely love this band.
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  2. Jul 8, 2018
    8
    When the opening notes of the album subside and "Bad Bohemian" kicks off, you could be listening to any of British Sea Power's standardWhen the opening notes of the album subside and "Bad Bohemian" kicks off, you could be listening to any of British Sea Power's standard albums. 15 years or so after their debut the band still carry a majesty to their sound when at their best. As the album progresses with it's usual ups and downs, "Let the Dancers Inherit the Party" is unmistakably British Sea Power. I'm not sure if the quality of the material warrants 48 minutes or so. A trimmed version down to 40 mins would have improved the listening experience. There probably is 40 minutes worth of really good stuff here but hell what do I know. Fans will enjoy it, casual listeners will like it and it won't win any new fans but its doubtful the group really care about this anymore. Expand