Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains - Piano Ombre
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2014 Ratings: #63 / 845
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
March 17, 2014 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

It is consistently fresh, inventive and beguiling, showing a band surely at the summit of their powers.

80
The Line of Best Fit

 It’s not that the album is particularly any shorter than any other album – clocking in at around 40 minutes – it’s that it’s so tightly-packed with such consistently good content and is so musically pithy, that you just can’t ever really get enough out of it. 

80
The Skinny

Piano Ombre is stacked with the same euphoric tropicalia and multi-lingual harmonies that François Marry and his Bristol-based collective made their own

80
The 405

Familiar doesn't have to be boring and samey. Piano Ombre proves that by being romantic, intimate and even forward-looking in the way the album positively addresses difficult times.

80
AllMusic

The ten songs, brimming with character and detail, are better captured and better written than before, but not by too wide a margin.

80
DIY

Sure there’s the same, er, breezy pop tones, yet there’s a honed, muscular edge, a sense that these songs have been worked into shape. 

70
Drowned in Sound

Dignified, confident and packed full of elevating song structures, Piano Ombre is an album many will find euphorically addictive.

CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
Antonis
84
Bright living things - LA VERITE!
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Track List

  1. Bois
  2. La vérité
  3. The Way To The Forest
  4. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Soie
  5. Summer Of The Heart
  6. La Vie Dure
  7. Réveil Inconnu
  8. Piano Ombre
  9. Fancy Foresight
  10. Bien sûr
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