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In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights

The New Pornographers

In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights

Album number eight from Canadian-American musical collective produced by band leader A.C. Newman with co-lead vocals by Neko Case

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  1. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights builds on the band's exemplary catalog
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    The New Pornographers have established their wall of indie rock sound over the past two decades to the point that In the Morse Code of Brake Lights doesn't offer a tremendous amount of surprises
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The New Pornographers' latest offers a myriad of listening pleasures on the surface, and the further one digs into its contents, the more one can find to enjoy until one concludes that the journey of discovery is its sole purpose
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Canadian-American supergroup stares down societal collapse with dazzling multi-part harmony
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The playful tumbles of verbiage are as central to the group's sonic identity as the key components of its baroque power pop. Print edition only

  6. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    They can sprint when they need to, but not forever. This release proves that they don't have to anymore
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Though a sense of doom lurks at the heart of the venerable band’s eighth album, they remain determined to keep classic guitar-pop alive by slyly twisting and expanding the form
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  8. 7.0 |   Northern Transmission

    The New Pornographers remain stunning after seven albums and with In The Morse Code Of The Breaklights, the band returns with one of its finest moments
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  9. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    If In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights isn’t remembered as the peak of The New Pornographers' work, its heart is squarely where it needs to be—and is still head and shoulders above most of the choices we are presented with these days. Electoral or otherwise
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  10. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Despite any nitpicky issues one may find with In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, it's refreshing to see the New Pornographers, 20 years into their existence, still trying to swing for the fences
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  11. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is, at least by the group’s typical power-pop standards, a heavier, murkier affair
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  12. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Neko Case substantially contributes to more allusive art-pop
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  13. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Morse Code is more concerned with our collective lost soul rather than individual anxiety. Print edition only

  14. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Give Morse Code a listen, especially if you’re a lover of Newman, but don’t be shocked if it’s not as super as you want it to be
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