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Re-Animator

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Re-Animator

Fifth album from the Manchester-based indie pop/art rock band produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Angel Olsen, Future Islands)

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Everything Everything
UK Release date
11/09/2020
US Release date
11/09/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    While Everything Everything are known for their eclectic sound, vaguely referred to by critics as “art rock”, Re-Animator is the most assured the band have ever been
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    As a group, Everything Everything has always worn that indie art pop weirdness on its sleeve and its still refreshingly intact here, Re-animator is yet another flamboyant feather in the cap of a band that refuses to phone it in
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    As with each album in the quartet’s canon, Re-Animator requires (and deserves) repeated listening. Once that is achieved then the dividends start to pay, and this darkly shaded album is revealed as a very different string to be added to the Everything Everything bow
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    On the surprisingly huge Manchester band’s fifth album, frontman Jonathan Higgs channels his inner Thom Yorke, and writes the biggest song of his career
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    A record of sustained power, ‘Re-Animator’ manages to pull together many of the band’s finest elements, offering something complex yet accessible
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The closest thing to a pop song is Violent Sun, which races along while describing the end of the world. This catchy apocalypse is as straightforward as this fascinating band will ever be
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    The band’s fifth album showcases their intelligent lyrics, layered sound and the soaring voice of Jonathan Higgs
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    A shadowy beast that’s sure to leave a mark
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    Throughout, RE-ANIMATOR's crisp, melancholy anthems, if less colorful than prior albums, remain captivating, bringing with them an existential poignancy that lingers beyond the closer, up-tempo rocker "Violent Sun," and its apocalyptic chorus ("I wanna be there!/When the wild wave comes/And we’re swept away")
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  10. 8.0 |   Q

    The instrumentals stay restlessly creative too, this time absorbing hip-hop cadences, wistful fiddles and dreamy post-punk. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Everything Everything continue on their quest to make intricate yet seamless electronic art pop. Print edition only

  12. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Everything Everything have always been a great guide to life and now they are also the encouragement we need to deal with the anxiety of 2020, and if we suddenly develop a bicameral condition
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  13. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Even at its best it misses some of the old spark
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  14. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The latest from the Manchester cult favorites lacks the overwhelming chaos of their best music, but it’s their most thoughtful work yet
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