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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Nov 13, 2019
    7
    A much more enjoyable record than its predecessor "Between The Earth and Sky". More hopeful sounding, more expansive. There is also less Radie Peat which suits my ears better. There is talent there for sure but my ears can't deal with that vocal style.
  2. Oct 28, 2019
    9
    Unsettling, occasionally menacing, gorgeously constructed and recorded folk album. Lankum are deferential to the genre as they experiment with it; many of the songs suggest their makers have well-informed and wide-ranging musical tastes that roam far afield from folk music alone. A truly gorgeous album, and much-welcome surprise that perfectly acquits itself to end-of-the-year listening.
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94

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Oct 25, 2019
    90
    The Livelong Day is a challenging album made up of long, droning songs with numerous verses and arcane sounds. It will not be for everyone, but to the discerning listener, its dark majesty is well worth the engagement.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 23, 2019
    80
    It's frequently unsettling listen, but never a joyless one. [Dec 2019, p.110]
  3. Mojo
    Oct 23, 2019
    100
    They approach the tradition with an awe and wonder that especially percolates into the instrumentals. ... Their most extreme statement yet. [Dec 2019, p.89]