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REVIEW: Villagers – ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ (Domino)

Conor O’Brien oversees another gentle expansion of the sonic terms of Villagers with the project’s beguiling fifth album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’.

REVIEW: Villagers – ‘Darling Arithmetic’ (Domino)

by Matthew Langham Literate Irish folksters Villagers return with their third album, their first since 2013’s Mercury nominated {Awayland}. Primarily crafted near Dublin, this is Conor O’Brien’s most intimate and revealing record to date, and probably his most accessible. Although it deals with heartache, its all-encompassing sense of melancholia is strangely uplifting and cathartic, achieved through O’Brien’s ability to pull off some tremendous literary references. This is much more of

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