Duster

Duster - Duster
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #112 / 625
User Score
Based on 194 ratings
2019 Ratings: #100
December 13, 2019 / Release Date
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Muddguts / Label
Slowcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
These tracks show that Duster didn't get back together just to take a nostalgia trip; they wanted to make new, quietly exciting music that pushes the outer limits of the group's sound in order to reach new destinations.
80
Exclaim!

With the band's integrity, commitment to their craft and immunity to the passing of time, they're sure to make their patient fans happy with Duster.

80
American Songwriter

Duster is the band’s most sonically ambitious record to date and they have learned more than a few tricks in their time apart.

80
No Ripcord

What's notable about Duster's abrupt tonal shifts is how the trio allows themselves to take chances. As it often happens with cult acts, there's a tendency to remember a specific aesthetic with rose-tinted glasses.

80
The Independent

Their self-titled third album follows a two-decade hiatus, and suggests a maturation into more structured songwriting.

74
Pitchfork

The slowcore icons’ new album bears all the hallmarks of their classic records: plodding drums, skeletal basslines, and guitar work that sparkles in the darkness like dew on a cobweb.

ThrowBackG
80
I woke up this past Friday feeling an immense sadness, but it didn't pertain to me either. I figured whatever it was, it had to be in the news. I'm always hesitant to look though. Despite the news of America's impeachment process, mass shootings, detainment camps, financial inequality hitting an all time high and our climate crisis hitting an all time low, among many other things, many might still be able to "manage" in light of this. However, the definitive blow has to come from the ... read more
chutbarn
80
Great music to disassociate on my bed to at 2am, while my country further rips itself in two, irreparably so.
laz456
80
This album is prettttty dank. Probably the last album of the year to make my top 50. The slowcore/garage rock type sound works really well here. The fuzzy guitars and lofi production are used to create a really great vibe across this record.
ShoegazeJake
94
Builds upon Duster’s trademark 90’s sound with modern production to spectacular effect. Shoegaze Alert! Shoegaze Slowcore Banger Alert!
Humbug
70
the hazy + relatable sound of an unmotivated post-electoral britain, casually drifting between fate without ambition. it's okay, i guess. duster will never top stratosphere but there's basically no other band making tunes like this.
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Track List

  1. Copernicus Crater
  2. I'm Lost
  3. Chocolate and Mint
  4. Summer War
  5. Lomo
  6. Damaged
  7. Letting Go
  8. Go Back
  9. Hoya Paranoia
  10. Ghoulish
  11. Ghost World
  12. The Thirteen
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