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Face Stabber

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Face Stabber

Twenty-second album of psyched-out garage rock from the San Francisco band and third under the abbreviated moniker

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    On this song and the rest of the album, the band take chances, push hungrily at boundaries and generally play like they were racing the clock to get the songs on tape before the studio collapsed around them
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Savour all the strangeness, the power and the glory that fill the present. Print edition only

  3. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    John Dwyer and band proficiently mesh together a smorgasbord of influences
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The ever-metamorphosing Californian group release their 22nd LP, ramping up the prog-rock over a seriously ambitious runtime
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Face Stabber finds him in cosmic wigout mode, double majoring in late-'60s psychedelia and early-'70s Krautrock. Print edition only

  6. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    They prove that this is still one of the very best and most adventurous rock bands on the planet
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  7. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    On their absorbing and endearing new double album, John Dwyer's long-running psych-rock institution verges on self-indulgence for the first time
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  8. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    At the core of Face Stabber is a fun album that gets better with each listen but when it drags, and in places it does, it feels like a laborious chore to get to the good stuff again
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A questing, festering record, Face Stabber isn't for the faint-hearted, but its lows are outnumbered by exhilarating highs. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   The 405

    Has plenty to enjoy but doesn't justify its length
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