In Search of the Miraculous

Desperate Journalist - In Search of the Miraculous
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #44 / 759
User Score
Based on 80 ratings
2019 Ratings: #589
Liked by 1 person
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fierce Panda / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
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The Skinny

In Search of the Miraculous is a work of indisputable artistic maturity entwined with sharply beautiful poetic integrity that current fans will recognise immediately.

God Is in the TV

In Search of the Miraculous is another brilliant record from the best band in the country whose star is rising.

The Line of Best Fit

In Search of the Miraculous finds Desperate Journalist striving and challenging themselves, happily searching for that sense of the sublime in a world that will outlive us all.

I only skipped through some tracks but I already got the impression that this is a bad record with bad production, underwhelming vocals and cheesy songwriting.
"In Search of the Miraculous" has a few solid tracks, but the instrumentation is bland, the hooks get worse as the album goes on and the entire album is filled with indie rock/dream pop cliches. Overall, it fails to surprise.

Fav Tracks: Satellite, Murmuration, Argonauts, Jonatan

Least Fav Tracks: Ocean Wave, Cedars, Girl of the Houses

i dropped out after hearing the strings on track 2. how boring.
an uneven effort that sounds like a thin EP trapped inside the body of a fat album. there are two really good songs here, the opener "Murmuration" and the piano-driven "Argonauts", but heavy reliance on cliches, along with generally uninspired percussion work, kills a lot of these songs. this is not even to mention the relentless cheesy guitar solos that I don't remember being present on their first two albums. I was looking forward to this one, so color me disappointed.
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Year End Lists

#16/God Is In The TV

Track List

  1. Murmuration
  2. Cedars
  3. Jonatan
  4. International Waters
  5. Argonauts
  6. Black Net
  7. Ocean Wave
  8. Girl of the Houses
  9. Satellite
  10. To Be Forgotten
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Added on: February 16, 2019