- Slowdive

Slowdive - Slowdive
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
86
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43 ratings

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scott96k
86
First impression: I wish it had more than 8 tracks, but my god is it beautiful. The sound of the album is more along the lines of the single Sugar for the Pill rather than Star Roving, with a lot of the tracks having a mellow yet glowing intensity about them. It's an album that sounds a lot more mature than Souvlaki, however it doesn't have the same catchiness the songs on that album had. Atm i'm feeling maybe an 8.5/10 but wont post a score until i'm fully settled on it.

Final verdict: yeah ... read more
exception
88
Shoegaze legends Slowdive return with their first album in over 20 years, and man is it an experience. The group not only maintains their classic sound (which I would call technical yet dreamy) but they also exhibit some new ideas and sounds. Everything is still very drawn out and relaxed, but also atmospheric, embedding into your mind the soundscapes and sonics of the record.
The pedal and drum work is a little cleaner than it was on Souvlaki and Slowdive's other albums, something that I ... read more
99
Very few albums in the past decade have been almost perfection. This is a perfect soundtrack to an ever changing future and a capture of what once was
EMR
67
The Slowdive reunion album is a rather impactant, emotionally charged work that sees the shoegaze giants picking up where they left in the mid 90s, as if time had been twisted, and those more than twenty years had been reduced to five or something. This record is beautifully produced, offering some of the band's most gorgeous, overwhelming textures ever captured in record, and, judging by a few listens, it would be an instantaneous major point in their discography, an album that boasts with ... read more
Zkull
80
What an incredibly unexpected comeback. This album surpassed my expectations and is exactly what I needed; coming out of what I would consider to be quite a disappointing year so far.
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DETAILS

May 5, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Dream Pop, Shoegaze / Genres
Tags
Track List
  1. Slomo
  2. Star Roving
  3. Don't Know Why
  4. Sugar for the Pill
  5. Everyone Knows
  6. No Longer Making Time
  7. Go Get It
  8. Falling Ashes


Added on: March 28, 2017