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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Scottish artist was again self-recorded and produced.
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Other Side
Calling out to me this time Coming up to see things too I can See a change in you Coming out to see it through See the other side The city is cold... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. Uncut
    Oct 10, 2016
    A more polished and focused affair that demonstrates the breadth of Duncan's sparkling ability, not to mention his pop chops, while conveying a gorgeous otherworldiness that effortlessly channels peak Cocteau Twins and Radiohead. [Nov 2016, p.26]
  2. 90
    The Midnight Sun is a heavily stylized return that does not fall for crude, archaic sounds to create its spectral atmosphere, but rather relies on timeless rules of composition; much like its predecessor, it is sure to be met with acclaim.
  3. Oct 10, 2016
    Like its predecessor, every single element on The Midnight Sun appears to have been carefully and painstakingly thought out, but serene closer Window is a perfect demonstration of just how effortless it all sounds.
  4. Oct 10, 2016
    Elegant and focused, the album was written, recorded and produced in the same bedroom as his first LP--with the same supersonic attention to detail. It's only his ambitions that have changed.
  5. Oct 10, 2016
    If anything, this album is better than his first, as he settles confidently on his recognisable but versatile sound.
  6. Nov 14, 2016
    The overall effect is pristine and seamless, and the work of a supremely talented composer and producer.
  7. Nov 1, 2016
    Each track is a pretty, almost perfect, aural snapshot that captures the freedom of airlessness, but it's impossible to shake the feeling you're hearing subtle variations of the same song.

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