Together

Duster - Together
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 424 ratings
2022 Ratings: #116
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The mix of songs that connect with gently experimental sounds that low-key dazzle make for a winning combination and Together is another surprising slowcore triumph.

80
Beats Per Minute
This is music for the mercurial bunch in need of a break from their own chaotic lives, who need to experience someone elseโ€™s even if itโ€™s momentarily.
77
Pitchfork
The trioโ€™s second album post-hiatus matches the clarity of its arrangements with an unexpected spiritual lightness. Rarely has Duster sounded so pleasant and peaceful.
76
Sputnikmusic

Together is a finely-crafted work which should hold up to listening under widely varied circumstances, likely to feel as much at home amid the windswept, skeletal trees of late autumn as on the porch on a humid summer evening.

R1v3r__
80

Duster

depechemode4lif
85

This is one great slow core album that might be an example of Duster just doin what they know works but hell, it really does work. After all this time and a limited discography, Duster is still as potent in the slow core world as before.

SnowyFighter
71

My core has been slowed

Alright this is pretty solid. I am a pretty huge Duster fan, so this dropping out of nowhere was a nice surprise. I think I am a little bit underwhelmed overall though. It’s still absolutely not bad, but there are a handful of aggressively okay songs. The moments of greatness are there though. Especially with a song like Escalator. Holy SHIT that song is amazing. The build is incredible, and I love the harmonies and everything at the end. Seriously the best Duster ... read more

98

duster coming back with the best slowcore album of all time, with even the only mediocre track even having a decent riff, this beautifully dark, calming melodies and deadbeat singing really goes to show that not only is this band just as good as they were back in 1998, but that music isn't dead.

best tracks- parts of new directions, retrograde, n, timeglitch, teeth, escalator, familiar fields, moonroam, sleepyhead, making room, drifter, feel no joy, sad boys

worst track- parts of new ... read more

RemisReviews
67

It's a project with some really amazing highlights such as the intro or even the outro "Sad Boys", which sounds absolutely awesome. But outside of a couple of standouts, this project feels like more of the same from Duster. We've heard this from the band before. It's definitely not bad at all and it's quite a nice and pleasant listen, but it's not really experimenting with any new sounds or stepping outside of the comfort zone.

Still enjoyed the project though! I'd say it was worth ... read more

kattenbroekcom
65

While this album is a bit better than their self titled project, it's style lacking the edge that their earlier material had except for Drifter which could have fit in on Contemporary Movement.

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Track List

1New Directions
3:17
74
2Retrograde
4:22
72
3N
3:01
76
4Time Glitch
3:54
74
5Teeth
4:30
71
6Escalator
3:59
79
7Familiar Fields
5:12
79
8Moonroam
1:27
75
9Sleepyhead
2:57
70
10Making Room
3:46
76
11Drifter
3:58
69
12Feel No Joy
3:57
76
13Sad Boys
3:28
73
Total Length: 47 minutes
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Added on: March 31, 2022