Field Music - Plumb
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #221 / 944
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Based on 21 ratings
February 14, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Memphis Industries / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

Like its predecessors, Plumb is polite and smart, arranging its unceasing collection of hooks like books on a shelf.

90
Drowned in Sound

That we’ve got a band asking such questions of themselves, whilst making some of the most thoughtful, intelligent pop in the country, should be celebrated.

80
The 405

Plumb exudes the type of classic pop writing that sounds effortless but which we all know is anything but.

80
musicOMH

Despite the obvious comparisons, it's not a case of simply replicating bands or sounds; above all else Field Music are rock fans who absorb and remould the noises they love.

80
NME

A large percentage of the songs are under three minutes, but feel like pocket symphonies.

77
Beats Per Minute

Quite simply, Plumb is how pop music should sound.

73
Pitchfork

A record of sweetly melodic miniatures that coalesce into form only long enough to tumble into the next meticulously designed song suite.

70
Under The Radar

It’s far more opaque than Measure at first listen, a rat maze of persnickety, unpredictable pop that’s more akin to the first few full-lengths.

60
PopMatters

Intellectually and musically, it’s more like a rose bush in winter: thorny, twisty, and hinting at tantalizing beauty.

50
Paste

For all the stirring, resource-mulching features that the record boasts, its marquee moments are surprisingly unmemorable

40
No Ripcord

Plumb feels unsure of how ambitious it wants to be, but instead of landing in the middle of the road, the lack of focus and uncertainty create an incoherent mess.

Emme_Strt
88
Un poco disperso pero con sonidos muy únicos, me encantó encontrar esta banda
Zeigler
90
As far as coherency and character, this is their Sgt Pepper. Unfortunately, it also suffers from many individually forgettable tracks. I hear this as when they perfected the sound they had been developing since 2005. (A blessing and a curse, they aren't content with staying put and continue to mess with their sound, occasionally for the worse.)
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MISC LISTS

#36/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. Start The Day Right 
  2. It's Okay to Change 
  3. Sorry Again, Mate 
  4. A New Town 
  5. Choosing Sides 
  6. A Prelude to Pilgrim Street 
  7. Guillotine 
  8. Who'll Pay the Bills? 
  9. So Long Then 
  10. Is This the Picture? 
  11. From Hide and Seek to Heartache 
  12. How Many More Times? 
  13. Ce Soir 
  14. Just Like Everyone Else 
  15. (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing
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