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X: The Godless Void and Other Stories

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X: The Godless Void and Other Stories

Tenth album from the Austin post-hardcore band fronted alternately by Jason Reece and Conrad Keely

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  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Informed primarily by themes of loss, X is nonetheless the sound of a band reinvigorated and enjoying working together again
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Another rewarding helping of tuneful art-rock that moves their initial Sonic Youth fixations into far more expansive fields. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Just like many of its predecessors, must be digested in one sitting to grasp its magnificent inventiveness and ideas
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    A quarter century after they formed, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories is triumphant proof that they're as passionate as ever
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  5. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Once upon a time, alongside the likes of At The Drive-In and The Icarus Line, …Trail Of Dead were tipped as the future of rock. In 2020, long unburdened of such expectations, the Texans still sound like a band capable of stealing hearts forever
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  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Pared back to a duo, the storied Austin band sounds unexpectedly winsome on their revelatory tenth album
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    All in all, while sometimes dragging and repetitive, there are enough moments of epic tension-resolving buildups and sonically interesting tracks that make this album worth checking out
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  8. 7.0 |   DIY

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  9. 6.0 |   The FT

    Moody intros and guitar-filled tempests show American alt-rock still lives on
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