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Folk - Released February 8, 2019 | Reveal Records

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
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Folk - Released June 16, 2017 | Lau Scotland Ltd

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
As the title suggests, multi-award-winning trio Lau look back over their career for this retrospective best-of. Handpicked by the bandmembers themselves, with input from their manager and fans, the album showcases 12 moments from Lau's career so far, and serves as the perfect introduction to this intriguing folk trio. ~ Rich Wilson
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World - Released October 30, 2015 | ARC

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Folk - Released May 4, 2015 | Reveal Records

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Folk - Released August 5, 2012 | Lau Scotland Ltd

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Folk - Released October 1, 2012 | Reveal Records

4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]nstrumental virtuosity blends easily with tasteful electronics."
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Folk - Released August 5, 2012 | Lau Scotland Ltd

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Folk - Released November 10, 2013 | Lau Scotland Ltd

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House - Released May 27, 2016 | Reveal Records

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Folk - Released August 29, 2011 | Reveal Navigator

On their third outing, Lau confirm they're anything but a flash in the pan, and in fact one of the most exciting acts in folk music at the moment. That they carry a special instrumental sparkle is apparent from the instrumental opener, "The Burrian," which hangs moodily like a mix of traditional Scottish folk and Mazzy Star's languor. Vocally they're fine, too, and songs like "Winter Moon" and "The Master" show the quality of the arrangements, spare yet superbly effective. Virtually all the material here comes from their own pens, the exception being a cover of "Dear Prudence" that captures the dreaminess of the original but gives it an intimacy and immediacy that distinguishes this version. This is a band that performs with both passion and grace as the accordion, guitar, and fiddle weave in and around each other with something close to telepathy. Stirring and utterly wonderful. ~ Chris Nickson
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Classical - Released July 1, 2015 | NMC Recordings

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Pop - Released April 5, 2005 | Terra Recordings

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Pop - Released March 5, 2004 | Terra Recordings

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Pop/Rock - Released November 25, 2007 | Reveal Records

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Folk - Released March 11, 2007 | Reveal Records

LAU are something of a young Scottish supergroup, a trio consisting of guitarist and vocalist Kris Drever, accordionist Martin Green, and fiddler Aidan O'Rourke. All three have made names for themselves as both sidemen to the stars and as solo or duo artists. Their first album as a trio is a bracing blend of traditional and modern elements -- the reel and jig sets have a traditional form but all consist of modern compositions by one or another of the musicians in the band, and most of them (notably O'Rourke's "Hinba" and Drever's slightly jazzy "Waiting for the Results") have a melodic edginess to them that speaks of impatient youth and of a talent that wants to push the boundaries of tradition. Green's "Come on Wee Man!" accomplishes the same goal by simply jumping cultures, evoking Europe and maybe Latin America as well. Drever distinguishes himself on a stately and splendid rendition of Ewan MacColl's "Freeborn Man." Near the end of the album things bog down a bit -- the instrumental "Gallowhill" and the "Twa Stewarts" set are both a bit enervated, at least until the final tune of that last set kicks in and blows the cobwebs away. Recommended overall. ~ Rick Anderson
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Folk - Released November 10, 2013 | Reveal Records

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Folk - Released November 19, 2012 | Reveal Records