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Embrace: This New Day

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 March 2006

EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO, Embrace made the decade's least expected comeback when their aptly titled fourth album, Out of Nothing, reached number one. Their reappearance, after three years of obscurity, coincided with the Coldplay-inspired vogue for ponderous balladry. Balladry being Embrace's hallmark — and with a Chris Martin-penned hit single, 'Gravity', serving as an introduction to the album — nothing could have prevented them from sweeping back to the top. Out of Nothing sold 600,000 — more than their previous three albums combined.

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