recent listening – Midlake

On Metacritic’s review page the Marmiteness of this album is clear to see with reviews ranging from 3/10 to 10/10.  I am firmly in the latter camp.  This album is utterly stunning and beautiful.  A real grower and although it lacks the jaw dropping stand out songs of Van Occupanther (esp Roscoe) it , as a whole, holds together perfectly.  Be warned, it is a different sound to Van Occupanther.; it feels like a folky trip to the 70’s.  That is no bad thing.  Trust me.