Pussy's Dead

Autolux - Pussy's Dead
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #409 / 757
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2016 Ratings: #371
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Dream Pop, Shoegaze / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Loud and Quiet
The result is a tense and disorientating, yet wholly absorbing experience that feels always on the cusp of exploding. The choruses are catchier than ever before. Think the Postal Service with balls.
80
The Skinny
Autolux are taking giant steps towards a brave, gross new world.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Thankfully, Pussy’s Dead is worthy of the long wait, and instead of signaling a demise (of a feline nature or otherwise), the album represents yet another sonic rebirth from a band who has been making a methodical career out of rising from the ashes of inactivity to surprise us all once again.

72
Pitchfork

On Pussy’s Dead, they take this distinct hybrid of Dirty-era Sonic Youth dissonance and vintage 4AD dreaminess completely into the EDM/IDM machine.

70
Exclaim!

Pussy's Dead takes Autolux further in that tripped out electronic/anti-climactic direction, alternating between sluggish and jittery.

70
AllMusic

Autolux deliver a lonesome, noisy set that veers between the warped digital landscapes of Kid A and Amnesiac-era Radiohead and brash, but sometimes tuneful indie rock.

70
musicOMH

There are core moments to this that show an intelligent and important band still stretching the parameters of what’s possible for a rock outfit.

67
Consequence of Sound
Taken as a whole, the record doesn’t match the highs of its best material as often as it could, but there should be enough new ideas at play to hold fans over for the next six years.
60
Drowned in Sound
There's still an element of doubt in where Autolux's true identity lies. But then I guess the Californian trio wouldn't have it any other way.
Guigss
84
More electronic but no less Autolux.
alternapop
68
Autolux is back after their typical 6 year hiatus with their thir album, Pussy's Dead.

I like the way it kicks off with 'Selectallcopy' which starts off mellow with Greg Edwards and his Lennon-esque voice before some distorted guitar rakes in half way through it.

The likely lead single, the second track Soft Scene, is probably one of the least accessible tracks on the album and is more electronic/experimental. The last minute of it sounds like an extended remix.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#9/KCRW

Track List

  1. Selectallcopy
  2. Soft Scene
  3. Hamster Suite
  4. Junk for Code
  5. Anonymous
  6. Brainwasher
  7. Listen to the Order
  8. Reappearing
  9. Change My Head
  10. Becker
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Added on: January 19, 2016