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Rat Saw God


Rat Saw God

Third album from the North Carolina indie rock band produced by Alex Farrar and recorded in a week

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Now signed to Dead Oceans (home of Phoebe Bridgers and Mitski) Wednesday are well placed to reap the benefits of such a rich and riveting set. God willing, they will
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    On Wednesday’s spectacular Rat Saw God, the North Carolina quintet weave a vivid tapestry of misery led by Karly Hartzman’s ekphrastic storytelling
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    The world they create together never curdles into sentimentality. Wednesday turn that stabbing pain into triumphant rock'n'roll
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  4. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album cycles through an eclectic range of influences, from grunge to shoegaze to country-style balladry
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  5. 9.0 |   Clash

    Finding magic in the mire ‘Rat Saw God’ is an emphatic, uplifting reminder of the privilege of being alive
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  6. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    Wednesday’s noisy, rangy sound finds a home in the quiet, lonely corners of America. Their outstanding new album is why they’re one of the best indie rock bands around
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  7. 8.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    No matter what Wednesday are singing about, it all has vividness like no other
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  8. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The Asheville-based quintet’s latest album blends blue-grass and shoegaze to create a set of visceral vignettes
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  9. 8.1 |   Northern Transmissions

    «Rat Saw God» is able to scare you, deceive you with a thousand of its looks, but besides, understanding that it all was hidden in these 37 minutes – such control of your emotions impresses and you succumb to it more
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  10. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Being a band as good as Wednesday is something to aspire to. This LP has been described as the rock album of the year so far, but it’s more than a rock record, it has more depth and textures and aural Easter Eggs. It might look like trouble, but it tastes like chocolate if you want it
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  11. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    At 25, Hartzman’s old enough to romanticize her youth but world-weary enough not to try recapturing it. The space between the two – reckless childhood and cynical maturity – is where Wednesday resides, but they manage to find beauty in it all
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  12. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The North Carolina band thrives on a huge guitar sound and the great songwriting of Karly Hartzman
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  13. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    It's a testament to Hartzman's nuanced lyrical bent, whose articulate observations are intriguing and even funny rather than affected
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  14. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Dropping some of the artsier passages of the preceding Twin Plagues, its follow-up finds the band with any vestiges of varnish sanded away in favor of a more direct assault on the senses—both auditory and in Hartzman’s sometimes painful backwoods’ imagery
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  15. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Rat Saw God is wildly ambitious and easily lives up to the industry hype — Wednesday have succeeded once again in twisting nostalgia and existential dread into a braid of bruising, life-affirming rock music
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  16. 7.9 |   Spectrum Culture

    Wednesday’s appreciation of southern rock and alt-country and proximity to small-town life is what makes their sound unique in this indie rock landscape
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  17. 7.0 |   DIY

    While some of the stylistic variation here can feel disjointed at times, there’s plenty on offer to suggest a band on the rise
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