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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for Adam Bainbridge features guest appearances from Ade, Devonté Hynes, Kelela, M.Anifest, Robyn, and Tawiah.
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  1. Q Magazine
    Oct 9, 2014
    80
    Bainbridge reveals himself here not as an exhaustingly pseudy hipster but rather a songwriter of singular depth and emotion. [Nov 2014, p.114]
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    80
    If you’re looking for a new album with real depth to play on repeat, with horns, pianos and cowbells to spare, this is it.
  3. Uncut
    Nov 11, 2014
    80
    Bainsbridge's achievement is to take a style of music defined by its emotional directness and render it mysterious, aloof and enthralling. [Dec 2014, p.77]
  4. Oct 14, 2014
    66
    Bainbridge reaches past the boundaries he set on Change of Mind, making Otherness a rich, varied examination of love and loneliness. But sometimes that sparseness he likes means there’s just too little to grip.
  5. Oct 15, 2014
    60
    Otherness is probably a better album than Bainbridge’s debut as Kindness but it succeeds in different ways and is certainly more of a slow burner.
  6. Oct 17, 2014
    50
    There's only one track with any forward motion, and it's the overly slick and one-dimensional "I'll Be Back." Otherwise, Otherness is mostly murky and overcooked ballads, without hooks or much emotional impact.
  7. Oct 9, 2014
    40
    His sophomore full-length is at times uninspired and leaves an emptiness in the gut.

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