Album artwork of 'Painting the Roses' by Midnight Sister

Painting the Roses Midnight Sister

Part dramatic dream, part sun-soaked soliloquy, part love letter to mid-century pop rock, Midnight Sister have sewn together a wistful, woozy record.

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MM..FOOD MF DOOM

Never does the record come off as grandiose or self-important; it’s just that good, and it’s just that much fun. Not a masterpiece, but a master at work.

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The Great Dismal Nothing

Unabashedly grim, but reassuringly gentle. The album's striking cover art of a menacing but fragile old man is a good indicator of what to expect.

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Visions of Bodies Being Burned clipping.

Relentless and unpredictable, the album's like the spawn of a Satanic ritual in a theme park. It’s oppressive and challenging, but also warm and charming.

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How to Dismantle a Frontloaded Discography: U2’s studio albums ranked

Our journey had its ups and downs but we feel confident of where we ended up. Which is just as well, because we’re never putting ourselves through this again.

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Thomas Ashby: ‘When you’re in a studio that’s your space to be the biggest you you can be.’

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Colourful Sevens: ‘I love making music by myself – I can treat my songs as diary entries.’

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André and Fred listen to r/qotsa’s Best Of album

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