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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay was recorded in London.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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  1. 85
    An ambient, compelling and unique look into whether contemporary life really has to be so empty.
  2. Jun 1, 2018
    80
    Lump is brief, but Marling’s gorgeously uncanny melodies--which, like Lindsay’s synth sounds, have an other-timely quality--are dazzling enough to linger indefinitely.
  3. Q Magazine
    May 30, 2018
    80
    The sense here is of two artists drawing creative sustenance from new light. [Jul 2018, p.112]
  4. 80
    A side project should be challenging and unusual; it should stretch the boundaries of the artists involved. Since that is what this characterful, strong, self-contained album does, you really have to like it or lump it.
  5. Jun 8, 2018
    77
    If LUMP is a commentary on the commodification of art and the self, then its final minutes suggest the duality of music as a commodity.
  6. Jun 1, 2018
    75
    LUMP is a creation that both composers stressed passed through them and they look upon parentally and this is evident as an articulation of the artistic detail of the contemporary, through Lindsay’s colourful soundscapes.
  7. 60
    Lindsay’s wonky music, meanwhile--he plays most of the instruments--benefits hugely from the strength of Marling’s voice and persona. The only bum note is that there isn’t more Lump to treasure.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 17, 2018
    9
    Laura Marling and Mike Lindsey have teamed up to release an experimental indie-pop album that is the highlight of both artists' careers.Laura Marling and Mike Lindsey have teamed up to release an experimental indie-pop album that is the highlight of both artists' careers. Collaboration is all about cohesion and chemistry. This release is extremely intimate and personal, such we expect from Laura, but now she is complimented with serene and intricate production, via Mike, which works immensely well together. Expand

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