The Coral

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The Coral: Sea of Mirrors review – their best album since their debut
Including a cameo from Cillian Murphy, the Merseysiders have concocted a twangy, dreamlike folk-rock sonic voyage through Britain in decay

Dave Simpson

08, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s maybe about Denise van Outen’ – the Coral on how they made Dreaming of You
‘I wrote it at my nan’s house in five minutes. All our hits were done like that’

Interviews by Andy Welch

21, Mar, 2022 @2:50 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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The Coral: Coral Island review – glorious psychedelia for sunny days
Nostalgic without bitterness or regret, the melodies pour out of this double album themed around the titular resort

Michael Hann

30, Apr, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Charli XCX to Taylor Swift: 10 of the best albums made in lockdown
Anxiety, escapism and noise complaints from neighbours all feature in the work musicians have created while house-bound

Michael Cragg

07, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Coral's Jack Prince: ‘I’m used to football being ruined’
In between gigs the drummer Jack Prince is taking his Uefa coaching badge in Wales. ‘I’m not doing this for fun and games,’ he tells Sid Lowe

Sid Lowe

29, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Coral: Move Through the Dawn review – vintage songs of sad euphoria
Their ninth album sees the Coral break out some old friends - references to water, melancholy yearning and sublime choruses – it’s a lovely thing

Dave Simpson

10, Aug, 2018 @8:30 AM

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The Coral review – psych pop's sullen cowboys are stuck in the past
The Liverpool band, back from a five-year live hiatus, delivered half-written psych-by-numbers songs in a lacklustre performance

Mark Beaumont

19, Dec, 2016 @11:19 AM

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RAY BLK ft Stormzy: the best of this week’s new music
RAY BLK ft Stormzy | The 1975 | The Coral | Goat | Dylan Evans

Joel Golby

27, May, 2016 @11:59 AM

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The Coral review – ready again for liftoff
The rejuvenated Mersey five-piece host a trippy party to showcase their comeback album Distance Inbetween, and throw in a heartfelt greatest hits selection too

Dave Simpson

13, Mar, 2016 @3:06 PM

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The Coral: Distance Inbetween review – reunited and re-energised
After a five-year break, the Coral are back with a bit of extra muscle

Ally Carnwath

06, Mar, 2016 @8:00 AM

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The Coral: Distance Inbetween review – indie veterans make a purposeful return
The psychedelic rockers may no longer be their old playful selves, but their new record is a expert demonstration in controlled, stormy intensity

Michael Hann

03, Mar, 2016 @5:55 PM

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