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Harms Way

Ducks Ltd.

Harms Way

Second full-length release from Toronto-based indie rock duo Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis

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  1. 9.0 |   Spill Magazine

    Throughout the nine tracks here, the duo doesn’t relinquish their pace nor is there a single duff moment to be heard, making Harm’s Way quite a delight, that surely is not in anybody’s (musical) harm’s way
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  2. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Toronto duo’s sophomore album is pragmatic, condensed and feverishly melodic, pairing sugary, jangly melodies with grieving verses
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  3. 8.3 |   Northern Transmissions

    In and out in under 28 minutes with not a second wasted—typifying the pair’s poise and purpose, no longer unlimited in name, but certainly in nature
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  4. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Clocking in at a brisk 28 minutes, Harm's Way unfolds with not a minute wasted, similar to Weezer's Green Album. And while they couldn't be more far apart in tone and ambition, they're comparable in how they progress with limited dynamic range and a generous amount of hooks
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Though there is nothing neutral to be said about what Ducks Ltd. bring to bear on Harm’s Way, there is no doubt that the music the partnership produces is what our bodies were programmed to receive
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Sneakily depressive lyrics hidden in songs overflowing with brisk pop charm
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  7. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Toronto jangle-pop duo doesn’t attempt to upset the winning formula established on its 2021 debut; it just executes the same bittersweet moves with even more militaristic precision
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  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Harm’s Way is the sort of album that makes for a good example of the interesting things that can be done within the genre of jangle pop
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Ducks Ltd. aren’t pessimists as much as realists. Harm’s Way serves as evidence of the power of music to redeem and bring us together
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  10. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Mixes have the tracks - stacked guitars and vocals, bustling basslines, played and programmed drums - hurtling along as if crammed into a tunnel. Print edition only

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