Comradely Objects

Horse Lords - Comradely Objects
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #211 / 795
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2022 Ratings: #510
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut
While not the only contemporary act revisiting the post- rock aesthetic of the 1990s, Horse Lords may be the most consistently surprising and inventive thanks to their fluidity and versatility.
80
Mojo
Many of these tunes begin from a place of algorithmic rigour and soon spiral into much wilder and more ecstatic territory.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Comradely Objects sounds less like the work of four individuals jostling for their turn in the spotlight than one finely engineered, utilitarian rhythm and riff machine chugging along with unstoppable momentum towards its goal of a joyful collective trance.

80
AllMusic

Comradely Objects seems like some of the most complex, demanding music Horse Lords have made, yet, amazingly, it's also their most danceable album.

78
Pitchfork
On the group’s fourth album, carefully controlled minimalism gives way to a playful expressionistic streak, suggesting a utopian balance between social harmony and personal freedom.
Supertartory
87

Horse Lords are a band that I’ve seen around and I did attempt their previous release The Common Task when it released in 2020 but I don’t actually recall finishing it unfortunately. They’re a band that have interested me but never enough for me to actually dig into their material. I saw that this had released and wanted to give it a try as I have been for many albums this year, especially for my monthly YouTube videos (go check those out) and I really loved it. Everything ... read more

Schmedess
77

doesn’t have a bagpipe interlude like their last album so it isn’t quite touching that one but the higher emphasis on krautrock style grooves and passages make this very fun and nice

Fantasio
80

Very interesting approach to compose music mostly by using pattern / intervals ("Zero Degree Machine", Plain Hunt on Four") or experimental electronic ("Law of Movement"). The result is highly worth hearing, ornate, particular and sophisticated, close to minimalism and never easy listening. Maybe it's a risk that someone will find it boring - what doesn't apply to me.

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Track List

1Zero Degree Machine
6:59
81
2Mess Mend
4:18
81
3May Brigade
6:34
75
4Solidarity Avenue
1:39
64
5Law of Movement
10:20
78
6Rundling
3:16
72
7Plain Hunt on Four
8:19
71
Total Length: 41 minutes

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Added on: August 30, 2022