AOTY 2018
The New Year - Snow
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #295 / 715
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
April 28, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Undertow / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Paste

Snow doesn’t sound that much different from their three previous albums, but it never hurts to stick with what works, and this, their first album in nearly a decade, is a powerful, understated and timeless rock album.

80
AllMusic

Taken without context, Snow is a gorgeous collection of slow-burning, neatly groomed songs and perspectives, always introspective but never without joy. When viewed as another chapter in the ongoing lineage of the Kadane brothers, it takes on a deeper gravity.

74
Pitchfork

A few songs date back to the late-aughts; others have come in the years since. That Snow sounds very much of a piece with the Kadane’s back catalog is a testament to their singular and durable sound.

74
Sputnikmusic

The fact that they still sound so sincere while playing their hearts out, and that the music can sound this fresh and vital after decades of writing, is a testament to their vision and skill set as artists.

67
A.V. Club

It’s unmistakably a New Year album, and a decent one at that, but it doesn’t do much to distinguish itself.

NR
SNOW is potentially The New Year's most eclectic album to date. I immediately latched on to the more familiar-styled songs, but within a few days, I'd embraced the entire album. Really amazing work from one of the most influential indie bands of the last 20 years.

Of course, one of the most classic Bedhead/TNY songs of all, "The Beast" is my clear favorite. I suppose I'll always be partial to their core sound.

This album should not be missed.
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Track List

  1. Mayday
  2. Snow
  3. Homebody
  4. Recent History
  5. The Last Fall
  6. Myths
  7. The Party's Over
  8. Amnesia
  9. The Beast
  10. Dead and Alive
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Added on: March 20, 2017