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Deep States

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Deep States

Third album from the Melbourne art-punk band led by ex-The Drones members Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin

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  1. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Deep States avoids stuffy intellectualism or political buzz words in its approximation of modern woe, and becomes an engrossing distillation of just how fucking bizarre the world is as a result
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  2. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    You may well get to the end of Deep States unsure what you’ve just been subjected to; you may also discover that this is no barrier to wanting to experience it all again and again
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    For those on board with the group's flagrant disregard for conventional songwriting, Deep States is willing to descend even further down the rabbit hole, with the band offering a good time despite all the twists and turns
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  4. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Where their previous albums could be labeled as ‘protest records’, with their emphasis on real-world issues, Deep States drowns in despair with lyrics such as “nobody listens to me anyway”, “it doesn’t really matter who you talk with now”, “what’s the point of worrying ‘bout it anymore?”
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  5. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Deep States, Not Deep Fakes is another solid entry into Tropical Fuck Storm’s disorientating reality, except this excursion is informed by a year of social isolation. The deprivation of human connection has left a subtle impact
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  6. 6.0 |   DIY

    A difficult listen at times, weighed down as it is by its overwhelming lyrical bluster
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  7. 3.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s genuinely saddening to tear down a band that showed as much bizarre genius as Tropical F*ck Storm did when they broke out, but nothing about Deep States feels authentically trippy, authentically dark or authentically weird
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