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PeterE
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Hippo reviews Reply with quote

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-reviews-sparks-neil-young-the-national-tori-amos-the-waterboys-and-more-a7933916.html

as we are now out of the early reviews section ...

here a great 5 out 5 review!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/sparks-hippopotamus-review-still-crazy-after-all-these-years-1.3205960

4 out of 5
from Ireland ...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Hippo reviews Reply with quote

PeterE wrote:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-reviews-sparks-neil-young-the-national-tori-amos-the-waterboys-and-more-a7933916.html

as we are now out of the early reviews section ...

here a great 5 out 5 review!


From Andy Gill - never thought I'd see that!! Great news!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Times on friday

Pop review: Sparks: Hippopotamus
Will Hodgkinson

★★★★★Typically, pop artists make their best work in their early years. Rare is the band who sound as innovative in their fifth decade as they did in their first. Enter Sparks. Hippopotamus has all the traits that made Ron and Russell Maelís band stand out from the early 1970s onwards: a sophisticated but awkward mix of rock and musical theatre, minor subjects treated with hysterical significance, childlike humour throwing a veil over melancholy. Yet it is different from anything else they have


That's how the online version ends btw
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Hippo reviews Reply with quote

PeterE wrote:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-reviews-sparks-neil-young-the-national-tori-amos-the-waterboys-and-more-a7933916.html

as we are now out of the early reviews section ...

here a great 5 out 5 review!


Now we're talking.....brilliant review from someone who obviously knows his stuff...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/07/sparks-hippopotamus-review-ron-and-russell-mael-at-their-arch-pop-best

The Guardian 4 out of 5
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ndr.de/info/sendungen/nachtclub/Popkocher-Hippopotamus-von-Sparks,sparks110.html

again a very positive on.. here from NDR Radiostation (public Radio
in Northern Germany) with podcast
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://faroutmagazine.co.uk/album-review-sparks-hippopotamus/

farout ... a very detailed 4,8 out of 5
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erECiXUg-qQ
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2017-sparks-hippopotamus.htm

https://sentireascoltare.com/recensioni/sparks-hippopotamus/

two from Italy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pop-review-sparks-hippopotamus-kpv8rm2fl

5 stars from The Times!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/2017/09/08/album-review-sparks---hippopotamus/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ng.se/recensioner/musik/sparks-hippopotamus

from sweden ...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://soundchecker.koeln/this-record-is-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us

from Cologne, Germany
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://weekend.di.se/gradvall/sparks--lekfullt-och-spanstigt

Sweden...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.musosguide.org.uk/k2-categories/albums/item/4313-sparks-hippopotamus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://riddlemagazine.com/sparks-hippopotamus/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://morgenbladet.no/kultur/2017/09/i-sin-beste-alder

Norway
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2017-09-07/sparks-tar-dadaismen-till-nya-refranghojder

Sweden again
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://plus.lesoir.be/113026/article/2017-09-08/les-sparks-fait-vivre-leconomie-belge

Belgium
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