Ten New Messages

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Ten New Messages

The Rakes

Ten New Messages by The Rakes

Release Date: Mar 19, 2007
Record label: V2
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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Ten New Messages - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

The Guardian - 80
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80

Breaking free from the seductive hedonism of their debut Capture/Release, the Rakes have broadened their scope with a sobering but accessible alternative to Bloc Party's A Weekend in the City. Cityboy brio has been eclipsed by the terrorist threat, with Suspicious Eyes tackling the post-7/7 fear that grips three tube travellers. "Got a beard and a bag so they think I got a bomb," raps British Asian rapper Rax, shifting under fearful stares.

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