That's Your Lot

Album Review of That's Your Lot by Blaenavon.

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That's Your Lot

Blaenavon

That's Your Lot by Blaenavon

Release Date: Apr 7, 2017
Record label: Atlantic / Canvasback
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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That's Your Lot - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

DIY Magazine - 100
Based on rating 5/5
100

‘Swans’, the second to last song on Blaenavon’s debut ‘That’s Your Lot’ was written when Ben Gregory was 16. Just having celebrated his 21st, the record embodies everything about those five years, the most formative of the Hampshire trio’s lives. ‘That’s Your Lot’ is long. It’s seconds away from breaking the hour mark, in fact.

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The Line of Best Fit - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Written over five years, the album is a venture through everything this band have come to be. It's a lengthy undertaking. Clocking in at very nearly an hour, the record does offer its indulgences. It's lavishly made too. Riffs ebb and flow, melodies glide and collide, building up a layered tapestry ….

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New Musical Express (NME) - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

Blaenavon have always had time on their side, which is just as well, because they've taken rather a lot of it to release their debut album. The Hampshire trio first announced themselves way back in 2013, when they put out a debut single ('Into The Night') before they'd even sat their A Levels. The intervening years saw the release of three more EPs, yet a full album remained frustratingly elusive.

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