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Third album from the Texan trio influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music produced by Steve Christensen

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The Houston heroes have spent a decade quietly crate-digging and pushing the boundaries. Now, with album three, they've broken through
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Mordechai is a great record, made by deep listeners who believe that discerning taste does not equate to snobbishness, Through it, we're reminded that good music is for everyone. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Q

    The whole set is sumptuously produced and is the trio's most fully realised sonic adventure yet. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    For fans of their wide-open-space funk, there are still those broader influences at play
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  5. 8.0 |   The Music

    A thrilling concoction that sounds otherworldly, eternally infectious and upbeat in spite of its melancholic soul
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    An effort to appreciate the present before it slips away into the recesses of memory forms the album’s foundation
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The album is an ode to all that Khruangbin have achieved and a look forward to everything that is to come
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Mordechai rewards closer listening more than any of their previous recordings
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    Intensely relaxing, wonderfully addictive, and ultra-mellow, ‘Moredechai’ is this summer’s sunset record
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Khruangbin offer up a meditative escape from the world on album three
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  11. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A baptism, a rebirth, a new beginning
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  12. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The avant-garde walks hand in hand with country crowd defining a brew that draws on the past while looking toward the future
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  13. 7.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    Mordechai literally expands Khruangbin’s vocabulary, while the group’s eclectic whirl continues to soar through a soulful stratosphere. First class, all the way
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  14. 7.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    Khruangbin promise to take you on a far-reaching journey with Mordechai
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  15. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Khruangbin's third album Mordechai is a showcase for their chemistry and musical chops
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  16. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    While Mordechai falls just short of providing that ‘sit up and take notice’ moment many of us have been waiting for, there’s certainly a lot to admire about Khruangbin – not least their formidable crate-digging skills
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  17. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    If they are willing to try out different moods and feelings, while still using that winning formula of tones and instruments, they could be a great band. On Mordechai, Khruangbin gets one step closer
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  18. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Even for an instrumental album, the sheer inoffensiveness of the music leaves you feeling adrift
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  19. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    On their third album, the dubby band’s feel for a groove remains in tact, but they often render vibrant sounds from all over the world as impeccably stylish mood music
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