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The Blue Nile

Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 2004

HIGH IS THE BLUE NILE'S fourth album in twenty one years. It is – and shame on you if you doubted – worth the wait. Every second of it's on the brink of something; it makes emotional sense, it's the truth. It encourages you to put your own yearnings in there, whoever you are. It's an Edward Hopper, the ordinary as miracle, quietly burning. If Hats was top, High is sky.

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