Distance Inbetween

The Coral - Distance Inbetween
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Based on 17 reviews
2016 Ratings: #164 / 926
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Based on 58 ratings
2016 Ratings: #359
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The Independent

There’s barely a moment on Distance Inbetween that doesn’t ooze new-found strength and inspiration.


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.

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.
‘Distance Inbetween’ is a cohesive, imaginative psych-rock record that grows with every listen. Welcome back, boys.
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.
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.


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.

God Is in the TV

Distance Inbetween is quite possibly the most eclectic Coral album so far, going through several aural costume changes and drawing bits in from all over their excellent back catalogue.

The Telegraph

Distance Inbetween is by some distance the Coral's most muscular offering.

The Arts Desk

If there’s a criticism of Distance Inbetween, it’s that there seems to be a lack of cohesion to this, at times, disparate collection. But when the individual songs are as good at these, cohesion suddenly seems a lot less important.

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

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

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.
Classic Rock
Envisioning sci-fi detective themes (Chasing The Tail Of A Dream), mariachi manhunts (It’s You) and Wall-E Of Arabia (Connector), it’s an imaginative if one-level album, animating only for the scuzzy motorik blues pop of Million Eyes, Fear Machine and Holy Revelation or the crisp, catchy psych-pop of Miss Fortune.
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.

Record Collector

Distance Inbetween may not sound entirely like they are back on top form yet, but that’s not to suggest they’re far off.

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
fucking hell this is boring
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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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Added on: January 3, 2016