Recommended Record - It Hugs Back
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  • Summary: This is the third release for the British indie quartet led by Wire guitarist, Matthew Simms.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. May 20, 2013
    80
    Recommended Record may flit between styles but it’s a cohesive and polished third effort from the band.
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    The 90s revival starts here... maybe, but It Hugs Back is also a warm, fuzzy species all of its own, and well worth cozying up to.
  3. 80
    Otherworldly pop that’s sweetly gripping.
  4. May 20, 2013
    80
    Clocking in at 35 minutes it's a breezy listen, but one that stays with you. The musicianship is excellent, the production spot on and, despite its restless nature, the album hangs together nicely.
  5. May 20, 2013
    70
    Recommended Record is a super-stylized collage of sounds, clearly put together by big music fans, and it's ambitious palette of sounds only occasionally falters.