Field Music (Measure)

Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2010 Ratings: #168 / 855
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Based on 6 ratings
February 16, 2010 / Release Date
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Memphis Industries / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

Let’s quickly recap. Field Music released their debut album in 2005, a compilation of earlier songs and B-sides in 2006, and then declared a hiatus following the release of their second proper full length in 2007. Co-frontmen Peter and David Brewis each released an album with their own projects in 2008 and met touring commitments for the support of those projects, then reconvened last year to write and record their newest album, Field Music (Measure). So where exactly was the hiatus?

75
Pitchfork

When Field Music announced in 2007 the group was going on hiatus, the band stressed that the break was not a break up. In the ensuing months, brothers David and Peter Brewis kept working-- the former as School of Language and the latter as the Week That Was-- each occasionally enlisting the services of the other. And now, a couple of years later, Field Music have indeed reunited (albeit minus keyboard/utility player Andrew Moore, reportedly training to be a chef). You've got to love a band that stays true to its word.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#15/Uncut
#20/musicOMH
#26/Clash
#27/MOJO
#30/No Ripcord
#44/Stereogum
#71/NME

Track List

  1. In The Mirror
  2. Them That Do Nothing
  3. Each Time is a New Time
  4. Measure
  5. Effortlessly
  6. Clear Water
  7. Lights Up
  8. All You'd Ever Need to Say
  9. Let's Write a Book
  10. You and I
  11. The Rest is Noise
  12. Curves of the Needle
  13. Choosing Numbers
  14. The Wheels are in Place
  15. First Come the Wish
  16. Precious Plans
  17. See You Later
  18. Something Familiar
  19. Share the Words
  20. It's About Time
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