Neotheater

AJR - Neotheater
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 267 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1425
April 26, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

There's a specificity to the way AJR have zeroed in on the millennial twentysomething state-of-mind that reinforces the notion that they are writing truthfully and from a sincere emotional place. That sincerity, paired with AJR's clever turn-of-phrase and hooky pop optimism, means Neotheater never sounds anything less than refreshing.

60
Rolling Stone

On their third LP, this trio of brothers build on the commercial success of 2017’s The Click, with bubbly tracks steeped in light orchestration, crisp hooks and even a little social commentary.

PcPowerUp
81
EDIT: I lowered the rating because I think the Half Alive record is better but it's not a 100 so I can't give this album a 100 if I think a non 100 album is better

First of all, let's get the obvious out of the way. This probably appeals to me because lowest common denominator pop music appeals to me. I loved The Click to a point where it's one of my favorite albums. I have such a crazy connection to that album and I was so excited to see what the band would do next.

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Inglume
22
I'm doing my part.
Okay, it's better than The Click, but that doesn't say much. Still atrocious so I'm going to fire my tank to destroy this abomination!
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Skaut
NR
r/iam14andthisisdeep
BradTasteMusic
15
Video review: https://youtu.be/DJO6nSAYIIc

Only listened to half the album so who knows, maybe it gets better. I’ll leave my score for the first half until I hear the second half or people complain

Edit: after hearing The Click, it put in perspective how generous I was giving this a 30. This is worse than The Click, and The Click is awful. This album is just not even likable in the slightest. It’s complete shit hole trash
thomasny18
10
Great news: there's like 3 seconds of cowbell in this album.

Not so great news: it's an AJR album
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Track List

  1. Next Up Forever
  2. Birthday Party
  3. 100 Bad Days
  4. Don't Throw Out My Legos
  5. Break My Face
  6. Turning Out, Pt. ii
  7. The Entertainment's Here
  8. Karma
  9. Beats
  10. Wow, I'm Not Crazy
  11. Dear Winter
  12. Finale (Can't Wait To See What You Do Next)
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Added on: March 10, 2019