Tales From Terra Firma

Stornoway - Tales From Terra Firma
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Based on 10 reviews
2013 Ratings: #595 / 955
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Based on 9 ratings
March 11, 2013 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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Stornoway have boldly struck out and in doing so have navigated the often choppy waters of the second album with panache.


'Tales From Terra Firma' offers a richer, fuller sound than the debut album and some tracks are tinged with an ever-so-gentle coating of sobriety and growing maturity but the important components of melody and subtlety are relatively unchanged.


It’s still occasionally a bit too ‘nice’ for its own good, but in a cynical world, sometimes a little hope and buoyancy doesn’t go amiss. 

Drowned in Sound

A skilled, capable and talented band still unaware of how best to channel and control their creative energies.

The 405

It's like having a platter instead of a complete meal, when all you want is a full belly and a nap by a warm fire but instead you're picking at pieces and left not-quite satisfied.


They continue to be almost crushingly dull, making well-appointed and cheerfully empty music that successfully communicates next to nothing.

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Track List

  1. You Take Me As I Am
  2. Farewell Appalachia
  3. The Bigger Picture
  4. (A Belated) Invite to Eternity
  5. Hook, Line, Sinker
  6. Knock Me On the Head
  7. The Great Procrastinator
  8. The Ones We Hurt the Most
  9. November Song
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Added on: March 6, 2013