Amnesia Scanner - Tearless
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #725 / 809
User Score
Based on 194 ratings
2020 Ratings: #940
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Loud and Quiet

Tearless barrels along a tightrope as if it’s a landing strip, the pace blistering and the tumult unrelenting, yet it just about manages to retain its balance.

80
PopMatters

Tearless hones their typically obscure modes into their most precise concept yet

75
Beats Per Minute

Tearless is god-forsaken wasteland of a record, which is great – if you’re cut out to survive in it.

72
Pitchfork
The Finnish duo’s deconstructed club music grapples with life in the Anthropocene, drawing from nu-metal and hardcore in songs that feel burned out and overwhelmed.
50
Exclaim!
There is an intriguing attempt at style-changing on Tearless, but Amnesia Scanner don't stick the landing. Couple the simultaneously sparse and noisy production with the overall scant running time, and the album unfortunately fails to leave an impression, especially in an area of music that has become more and more saturated since the band's 2018 breakthrough.
50
Uncut
Often audacious, occasionally unpalatable.
TreyLikesBands
20
An album so caught up in its own style that it gets swallowed up in its own eccentricities, “Tearless” surely takes the cake as one of the most disappointing albums of this year. Even though I only wanted to listen to this because of the cover art, I was at least expecting something to go along with the crazy, chaotic visuals. No. Not at all. This is trying to be crazy within its subtleties, but doesn’t build on any of the sounds that it presents. Lost potential at its ... read more
Plats
59
Judging from the singles and the disturbing as fuck cover art, I was hoping for another great time. Unfortunately, the feature-packed "Tearless" doesn't have the same excitement and abrasive ear candy as "Another Life". It's not that I didn't enjoy the more atmospheric cuts off of that album, it's just that it doesn't carry over the harsh textures which is a shame. The features are mostly solid and there's still some fun to be had with the singles. There's also "Too ... read more
PipePanic
41
You know what. Fuck this.

Favorite Jams: Acà, Going, Tearless

Lest Favorite: Enter
knewnie
30
nothing happens
RakkSmells
50
I was quite intrigued to hear this album, considering I quite enjoyed their last album in my genre quest series. Their harsh and abrasive style of deconstructed club music was odd, but hooked me in a lot. See... that's the thing with Tearless. It just didn't really hook me a lot, at least not as much as Another Life did. There's just a lack of ear-grabbing moments unlike Another Life, at least not songs that are particularly memorable. But while it doesn't nearly capture the instant spark and ... read more
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Year End Lists

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Track List

  1. AS Enter
  2. AS Tearless (feat. Lalita)
  3. AS Flat (feat. Code Orange)
  4. AS Trouble
  5. AS Acá (feat. Lalita)
  6. Call of the Center (Interlude)
  7. AS Too Late
  8. AS Going (feat. LYZZA)
  9. AS Labyrinth
  10. AS U Will Be Fine
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Added on: April 1, 2020