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Rat Wars


Rat Wars

Sixth studio album from the Los Angeles-based experimental noise pop trio prodcued by Stint (Gallant, Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato)

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  1. 9.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A record that’s more cinematic, darker, louder, heavier and harder than anything we’ve heard from them before today
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  2. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Balancing an instinct for dancefloor-crushing industrial with gloomily lush soundscapes, Rat Wars suggests that even when HEALTH are at their most meticulously state-of-the-art, a fervent need to express honest emotion finds humanity overriding tech to emerge as the dominant element in their work
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An eviscerating act of catharsis for the post-pandemic era
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  4. 6.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    In essence, Rat Wars is a good album with some seriously catchy tunes, making it an ideal companion for a night of underground revelry or a thrilling action movie
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  5. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    HEALTH have created a soundscape that serves as a foundation onto which fans can project their own emotional journey
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  6. 6.0 |   DIY

    An album that can wash past with as much staying power as candyfloss in a puddle
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  7. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    If RAT WARS can’t manage to not sound like the most phoned-in HEALTH record to date, why should we dig out the thesaurus to find a different way of hammering home how half-assed it is?
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  8. 5.0 |   Uncut

    The problem is Jake Duszik's vocals, which are soft and blank of affect in a way that is oddly characterless. It leaves Rat Wars feeling, if not completely without merit, a bit of an empty vessel. Print edition only

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