Distance Inbetween

The Coral - Distance Inbetween
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #89 / 762
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2016 Ratings: #431
March 4, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Ultimately, Distance Inbetween can’t quite summon the dominant golden theme that infused Butterfly House. But in other ways, this endlessly fascinating band have gone one step further, demonstrating that a love of Chris Isaak, ‘70s American driving music, David Lynch dreamscapes, Question Mark and the Mysterians, and Eastern drone can still find a place for listening in the noise factory of 2016. Highly recommended.

80
AllMusic
Unlike a lot of bands that seem to reunite just to cash in or repeat the past, the Coral came back with a renewed focus and a new sound. That's impressive in itself, and resulted in one of the band's best albums to date.
80
NME
‘Distance Inbetween’ is a cohesive, imaginative psych-rock record that grows with every listen. Welcome back, boys.
80
The Guardian
The playful, genre-bending band of that record have since metamorphosed, quite naturally, but the spirit of psychedelic exploration is very much present on their first set of new songs since 2010.
80
Under The Radar

It doesn't stray far from the indie rock model that they've built their career upon, but the seasidey, distinctly Liverpudlian sound that characterized their work to date has been largely eschewed in favor of something darker and heavier.

80
Uncut

The garbled way in which The Coral piece these disparate elements together creates an odd, timeless and cosmic music, buzzing with energy, and very much their own.

70
Drowned in Sound
It’s the sound of a band revitalised after a five-year-hiatus, ready to conquer the world once again.
70
Clash

‘Distance Inbetween’ certainly possesses its own sonic landscape, fluctuating little across its duration but occupying the territory in confident, coherent fashion.

70
musicOMH
By and large the trade-off is a success, and now that their creative famine as a band is over it is to be hoped there will be much more to come from one of Liverpool’s musical treasures.
65
The Line of Best Fit

Distance Inbetween may not be the renaissance one would have hoped for and is a much more straightforward record than expected but there’s enough here to suggest their next record will be worth listening to.

rayiscool28
80
The Coral's seventh studio album "Distance Inbetween" is a great welcome back album. It's got a whole new sound and it's imaginative psych-rock record that grows with every listen. I'd have to say my favorite song would have to be "Miss Fortune" cause of it's great guitar work and keyboards. Other songs like "White Bird," "It's You," and the opener track "Connector" share what this band is all about. Well done boys and can't wait to hear what ... read more
BuffaloStaple
50
fucking hell this is boring
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#26/Fopp
#32/Gigwise
#43/Q Magazine
#68/Uncut
#93/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Connector
  2. White Bird
  3. Chasing the Tail of a Dream
  4. Distance Inbetween
  5. Million Eyes
  6. Miss Fortune
  7. Beyond the Sun
  8. It's You
  9. Holy Revelation
  10. She Runs the River
  11. Fear Machine
  12. End Credits
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