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Power Image
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Scottish alternative rock band is said to be "inspired by colours, moods, [and] memories."
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jan 23, 2020
    80
    On Power they fully engage their inner Depeche Mode and LCD Soundsystem. ... Ordinarily this could point to an identity crisis, but it works. [Mar 2020, p.122]
  2. Jan 23, 2020
    60
    While Power is sonically different to the rest of the band’s outings, and a solid release that keeps their ever-consistent discography ticking over, it’s perhaps not as vibrant as previous efforts.
  3. Jan 23, 2020
    60
    10 tracks that are easily the weirdest, the boldest and – yes – most powerful material that the group have stuck their name on.
  4. Jan 24, 2020
    60
    Power, for all its lovable energy and admirable experimentation, occasionally suffers from an excess of both.
  5. Jan 23, 2020
    40
    While never the strongest lyricist, ‘Power’ sees vocalist/guitarist Sam McTrusty roll out an unending series of lines that are overt to the point of self-suffocation. ... ‘Messiah’ and closer ‘Praise Me’ are stronger cuts, though as with much of ‘Power’, they’re unfortunately lost amongst the plethora of untidy songwriting on show.
  6. 40
    The effort in attempting to redefine their sound and head back to the ’80s is clear, but it’s sorely undermined by a lack of originality and ideas.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 24, 2020
    10
    Genius. The most innovative band that I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
  2. Jan 26, 2020
    8
    A very bold move but I think it’s paid off for them with heavy Depeche mode vibes at times
  3. Jan 30, 2020
    7
    More synthy and less rocky but some of the lyrics are pretty decent. Still it's the Scottish accent that gets you. No biffy but adequate
  4. Jan 25, 2020
    1
    Too much synth with songs never seeming to go anywhere interesting. Nothing like older albums, personally I think it's their poorest album to date.