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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British indie rock singer-songwriter is his first recorded in nine days in a professional studio with his live band.
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  • Record Label: Moshi Moshi Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    80
    Although not for the casual music listener, the song ["Legacy of Neglect"] and the album work not only because of Leonard's good melodic and dramatic instincts, but because he is equally charismatic with both quiet acoustic song and outraged, off-balance rock. In this way, the album's riveting album rock-slash-exasperated art rock is reminiscent of figures like Bowie and Reed while remaining completely idiosyncratic.
  2. Oct 26, 2018
    80
    Most of these songs, when they finish, bustle out of a door and evaporate with no hooks left in your head. But played with a straightforward setup of guitars, drums and strings, their garage-y freshness make them a pleasure to fleetingly sit with.
  3. Uncut
    Oct 26, 2018
    70
    Leonard has whipped another rabbit out of his hat. The surprise is that it's his most conventional release yet. [Dec 2018, p.27]
  4. Q Magazine
    Oct 26, 2018
    60
    More often than not, the discordant swamp of cacophony Leonard has long brought to his work threatens to overwhelm the freeform joy of his compositions. [Dec 2018, p.111]