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Allmusic by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

"the band can still hit it out of the ballpark, no more notably than on the opener "Up on the Downside," a swirling, sexy song that is easily one of their greatest songs. There are other moments that click -- the rampaging "Can't Get Back to the Baseline" or the mildly insistent shuffle of "Give Me a Letter"

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Allmusic Rating: 6/10

Dotmusic by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

"Possibly the band's best album yet, destined to be loved by fans and loathed by critics, 'Mechanical Wonder' will be the soundtrack of spliffed up barbecues and boozed up afternoons with your mates for this summer and beyond."

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Dotmusic Rating: 9/10

Pitchfork by Joe Tangari

"The band unabashedly carry a torch for the sounds of old, but they do it so well that it starts to sound fresh. As far as contemporary British trad-rock is concerned, it simply doesn't come much better than this. At the very least, it kicks the arse of recent Oasis offerings."

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Pitchfork Rating: 7/10

UnderTheRadar by Mark Redfern

"at their two packed Troubador shows earlier this year the local mod crowd were mad for it, but their sound seems to have gotten progressivly more stale. Only the opener of “Up On the Downside” truly moves and engages."

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UnderTheRadar Rating: 5/10

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