The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
Ulver - The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #221 / 711
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2017 Ratings: #203
April 7, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
House of Mythology / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

This is not an exercise in parody ... but an appropriation of a sound closely aligned to cold-war politics, pop-excess, and cold, robotic emotions.

86
Sputnikmusic

They are masters of atmosphere and intrigue, and flirting with pop music has only further aided their chameleonic nature, with this being their most satisfying and diverse effort in many years.

84
GIGsoup

Self-described as their first pop album, it is by far the collective’s most melodic and straightforward work to date.

80
The Independent

The lyrical concerns may be similar – fun stuff like nihilism, entropy and apocalypse – but the grinding drones have been supplanted by a morbid electropop in which dark matters are smuggled through via engaging melodies and vocals.

80
AllMusic

The music is slick, smooth, and haunted with melancholy, but this record could only have come from them. They embrace synth pop's production sheen to confront critical prejudices and misperceptions.

Apr 11, 2017
EMR
83
Norwegian band Ulver reinvent themselves once again in their new record, The Assassination of Julius Caesar. To approach the band's usual fearlessness and will to experiment with new sounds and different songwriting styles would be extremely redundant at this point, but, having followed the band through their endless twists and turns, it is definitely amazing to see them reaching such an unexpected point in their discography. This album brings a few corny lyrics and already explored lyrical ... read more
Apr 17, 2017
exception
80
Being one of the more versatile bands in recent years, Ulver created a sensational synthpop project in The Assassination of Julius Caesar. Even though the songs don't really have anything to do with the title (it would have been cool if they did), each one was a terrifically crafted tune that continued to keep my attention. The record is far from innovative or anything, but it is a really great listen that proves simple albums can still triumph over the bloated and schizophrenic synthpop ... read more
May 30, 2017
33
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Nov 16, 2017
endianness
85
The once black metal outfit Ulver continue their eclectic career with an absorbing synthpop inspired sound for their eleventh studio album. Accompanying the oversaturated synthpop revival, Ulver constructs a refreshing melancholic atmosphere comparable to Depeche Mode's take on the genre. The Assassination of Julius Caesar may not be Ulver's most experimental release but it is an enjoyable record—proving again that they're able to adapt to any style they please with ease.
Jun 17, 2017
98
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END OF YEAR LISTS
#2/Sputnikmusic
#25/musicOMH
#40/No Ripcord
#47/Clash
Track List
  1. Nemoralia
  2. Rolling Stone
  3. So Falls the World
  4. Southern Gothic
  5. Angelus Novus
  6. Transverberation
  7. 1969
  8. Coming Home
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Added on: February 22, 2017