If You Could Read Your Mind

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Issued in early 2007, IF YOU COULD READ YOUR MIND shines the spotlight on the title track of Clinic's fourth studio record, VISITATIONS. While the non-album songs will be the main draw for ardent fans of the Liverpool-based indie-rock band, "If You Could Read Your Mind" presents the surgical-mask-wearing group at its urgent and brooding best, with surf-rock guitar lines winding around a rattlesnake rhythm and frontman Ade Blackburn's tense vocals. Although the hipster buzz about Clinic had long faded by the time of this release, it proves that the British ensemble remains capable of arresting and edgy rock.

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