Constant Image
Flasher - Constant Image
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #28 / 368
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2018 Ratings: #60
June 8, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound
Yes, these songs are tools for uprooting the self from pre-determined concepts – but these are also grooves, hooks, rhythm, infectious cadence.
90
Northern Transmissions
Their new record brings lush production to raw riffs and a mix of harmonies that will have you entranced. With a mix of styles, sounds and instrumentation across an album that says a lot in its lyrics as well, Flasher have really brought something substantial on this album.
85
Under The Radar
Washington, DC trio Flasher surge with danceable dialogue on their full-length debut, a lightning-strike leap from the post-punk shadows of their first EP into full-color radio waves.
80
PopMatters
The band manage to fit the edgy, constituent parts together but in an abstract fashion, like putting together the broken pieces of a vase to form something entirely new.
80
Exclaim!
The band masterfully produce politically charged tracks situated in tales of the everyday struggle of people living in America's political seat.
79
Pitchfork

What’s surprising—and thrilling—about their debut full-length, Constant Image, is that its social commentary would have felt just as timely at any point in the past 30 years.

70
AllMusic
Flasher appear to have arrived fully formed, with a deeply satisfying debut that's both coherent and imaginative.
70
No Ripcord
Flasher may have the attitude of their eighties DC counterparts, but they ultimately channel their thinking person's punk aesthetic by attempting to rewrite its traditions altogether.
Jun 18, 2018
deadtomxx
87
Getting those 90s summer fun vibes. Categorized as Post-Punk but blends power pop and dream pop as well.
Jun 14, 2018
25
Favourite track: Skim Milk
Jun 12, 2018
67
Much hype. Such disappoint.
Jun 10, 2018
chunderz
78
Flasher's 'Constant Image' jumps out of the blocks with the infectious "Go," an energetic, hook-driven song that only clocks in at a little bit over one and a half minutes. This is then followed by "Pressure," a post-punk number with an extremely catchy riff and chorus to match. The song is a breath of fresh, 80-inspired air.

"Material" is a fuzzy punk song that reaches exhilarating heights with its sonic onslaught. "XYZ" is a frenetically paced duet ... read more
Jun 8, 2018
98
I wasn’t expecting it to but this record scrambled my brain in the best way. Infectious off kilter hooks, really great production.
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Track List
  1. Go
  2. Pressure
  3. Sun Come and Golden
  4. Material
  5. Xyz
  6. Who's Got Time?
  7. Skim Milk
  8. Harsh Light
  9. Punching Up
  10. Business Unusual
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Added on: May 14, 2018