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Dec 6, 2017*
20
The lyrics are rather trite. When rappers stop using 'bitch' and other rap cliches then maybe I'll appreciate it more. It doesn't take much to string together a bunch of them.

I'm not offended by vulgarity either. There are plenty of rock records that curse that I like but it's infrequent. Here it's just boring.
Sep 8, 2017*
70
The first half is rather average until Turtleneck which sounds like it could be Johnny Cash covering a modern tune. They return to form on I’ll Still Destroy You where the drumming is very reminiscent of earlier songs from Alligator and Boxer.

As a whole, this album may be a slow grower but I don’t see many songs grabbing me in the way Alligator, Boxer, and High Violet tracks did. Bryan Devendorf’s creative yet tasteful drumming should be a strength, as with previous ... read more
Aug 22, 2017
82
I played this a handful of times in May (2017) when it first came out and was surprised by how much I liked it. I keep going back to it and it's become one of my favorites of the year. I even ordered the limited edition vinyl.

Recommended if you like: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Chvrches, London Grammar
Jul 28, 2017
62
The album starts off fairly good with Everything Now (though it's a bit of a rip of Matt Berry's 'Take My Hand') and Creature Comfort. It quickly becomes Kars4Kids jingle cringe worthy with overly silly songs like Peter Pan, Chemistry, and Infinite Content. The ending is decent (Put Your Money On Me, We Don't Deserve Love) but not enough to make you forget about the middle chunk and many listeners will probably turn it off before it gets that far. This would've been better as an EP.
Apr 29, 2016
NR
The opening track, Out of Control, is good but the rest I struggled to not skip. They aren't 'bad' per se but sounded like rather generic Lush-like tunes.
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