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A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

Sparks

A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

Latest release from the Los Angeles pop / rock duo Ron and Russell Mael

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
BMG Rights Management
UK Release date
15/05/2020
US Release date
15/05/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Unquestionably, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip is one of their most dynamic — and strongest — efforts
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Jaunty melodies juxtapose with typical wryly wrought themes, levity undercut with social critique - the brothers’ inimitable style at its finest on an album that represents one of their most prescient and much needed
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Filled to the brim with usual abundance of trademark lyrical zingers, tenacious earworm melodies and stylistic zigzags
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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    Fortunately, Sparks are not ready to go all schmaltzy and sentimental just yet. By the second track, we’re reassuringly back in the absurdist place that Ron and Russell Mael call home
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Throughout A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, Ron and Russel Mael riff on their history deftly, and the results are both timely and quintessentially Sparks
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame surely beckons
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It’s hard to imagine the Maels’ lives as native Los Angelenos, ironists largely without honour in their own literalist land
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  8. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Newcomers can come aboard here, then work themselves back through nearly five decades of similarly ecstatic, challenging and generally delightful Sparks music, most of it well worth hearing
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  9. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip is musically bizarre and innovative. It is immensely satisfying that a sound that came into the mainstream has been able to continually evolve and not become monotonously tiring
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Wide-ranging, tongue-in-cheek and melodically potent, Sparks continue to set an example of how theatrical art-pop ought to sound
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It is an album as multi-faceted as it is innovative. And that’s Sparks to a tee
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  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    After nearly 50 years and two dozen albums, Sparks continue their reign of resonantly quirky art pop-rock delights on A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
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  13. 8.0 |   Q

    No band should by rights sound as sharp, melodic and funny more than 50 years into their career, but Sparks are no ordinary band. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's all carried off with the panache and confidence of a group making their first, not 24th, album. Print edition only

  15. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip offers nearly everything one could want from a Sparks record circa-2020
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