Free Reign

Clinic - Free Reign
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Ratings: #750 / 946
User Score
Based on 8 ratings
November 12, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

71
Pitchfork

On Free Reign, the band behaves less like surgeons and more like scientists who favor exploration and patience. 

70
Paste

The likeable elements of Free Reign are too slight and too familiar to overcome the growing sense of inertia. 

70
PopMatters

Free Reign is even more refined, though in a different way, playing up what the quartet’s aesthetic has in common with high-concept electronic music.

70
Beats Per Minute

They’ve ironed out their eccentricities, and produced their silkiest and least combative record in the process.

60
No Ripcord

Free Reign is one third pleasant surprise, two thirds forgettable. It’s short but manages to feel long. It’s interesting but manages to feel dull. 

60
Consequence of Sound

The masks are still up on Free Reign, and the hints at human emotion lying behind them aren’t strong enough to attempt to pry in.

60
musicOMH

It contains the essence of their sound, but also their talent for partly reinventing on each new release. 

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Track List

  1. Misty
  2. See Saw 
  3. Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC2 10pm (rpt) 
  4. Cosmic Radiation 
  5. Miss You 
  6. For the Season 
  7. King Kong 
  8. You 
  9. Sun and the Moon
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Added on: August 23, 2012