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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Manchester dream-pop four-piece band was self-recorded.
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  1. 70
    Waking Lines is an ambitious premiere, but one that’s not had all it’s misshapen foibles ironed out. Patterns have, however, ensured that they’ll remain inside people’s heads for a considerable time to come.
  2. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    What it lacks perhaps in originality, it certainly more than delivers in getting, keeping and rewarding the listener's attention.
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    Waking Lines may not always hit the mark, but for a debut effort it offers lashings of promise for Patterns’ future if they can either hone their songwriting skills or take a detour down the lengthy drone-pop street
  4. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    The big, synapse-tangling rush of Induction and Broken Trains's ethereal electronica are clearly derivative, but the original source material feels far enough away to make this album almost a new chapter in shoegaze.
  5. Jan 28, 2014
    60
    They're better when operating at full-throttle, as on the muscular Blood and carefree Our Ego, but for music intended to elevate, the rest remains strangely earthbound. [Feb 2014, p.118]
  6. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    Their debut album muses woozily on sleep, memory and psychoanalysis. For all that, they are no more mind-bending than scores of recent shoegaze revivalists.

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