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Fifth album of indie post-punk from the Bristol quintet produced with Kenny Beats (Vince Staples, slowthai, Trash Talk) and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Arcade Fire, U2)

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  1. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It is an extraordinary set of songs, it’s little wonder that they are one of the biggest bands in the country, and this record should put them in another stratosphere. This is an album by a band for those they love and for those that love them
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  2. 9.0 |   Spill Magazine

    TANGK is the album which will launch IDLES into another stratosphere of supporters
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  3. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    A monument to the ‘if you build it, they will come’ ethos; the sound of a band who’ve finally arrived after they’ve had shoulder to grindstone for 15 years, ready to embrace the moment
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  4. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    On TANGK, IDLES have broadened their horizons while retaining the guts and soul that made them. With prudence, craft, and ambition they’ve created something that borders on the monumental. Divisions be damned
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    There’s a great depth of sound throughout, no doubt thanks to Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich who co-produced and mixed Tangk, and it allows the heavenly moments to feel even bigger
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A level of fragility that has not yet been displayed by IDLES, it is an album that swaps brash vocals with more tender notes. Love is the thing, and it seems like it is here to stay
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    Bringing on a new producer was a risk for the Bristol band, better known for euphoric thrashing
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  8. 8.0 |   XS Noize

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  9. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A raucous expression of love, TANGK is raw, vulnerable and inimitably IDLES
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  10. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Musically, TANGK finds IDLES’ style rejuvenated, with drum patterns drawing from soul, techno and hip hop
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  11. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    While Tangk may bring us a more compassionate, empathetic version of the band who seem to be trying to find something that resembles peace after years of tumult, they still haven’t quite lost their punk spirit
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  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Tangk is more about diverse, swooning sonic details that support troubled singer Joe Talbot's redemption. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Its aim is true, uplifting and yes, mighty persuasive. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   NME

    The ambitious and mature fifth album has its hand on its heart and feet on the dancefloor, as the Bristol band prove that they're so much more than punk
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  15. 8.0 |   DIY

    If love is the theme here, it’s quickly masked by a balanced ferocity IDLES have never tapped into before
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  16. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The band’s fifth album is their best yet, thanks in part to a subtle shift in sensibility
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  17. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Fittingly, this post-Valentine’s Day release shows a soppy new side to the spiky Bristol punks
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  18. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It doesn’t all work, but there are plenty of smart, intriguing ideas as Idles prove they don’t just do howling fury
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  19. 8.0 |   Dork

    An album that will make you feel something, commanding attention be paid to the power of music to both bring us together and tear us apart
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  20. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    IDLES are an easy band to like. They present a vision for hard rock and punk rock that’s inclusive, empathic, and open-hearted on their latest LP, TANGK
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  21. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    While Idles may never recreate the transgressive magic that they achieved with their first two records, TANGK has come ever so close with its joyous vulnerability and (mostly) compelling compositions
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  22. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album underpins its more personal and emotional lyrics with rich, layered arrangements
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  23. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The record’s more direct first half may appeal to those who want their old school IDLES fix, but repeated listens to its rangier second half reveal an emotional complexity and sonic cohesion that have long escaped the band
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  24. 6.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Bristol quintet have their hearts in the right place on their fifth album, but the project fails to reach the same reflective, vibrant highs of their previous work
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  25. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    On their fifth album, the UK band enlist Nigel Godrich and Kenny Beats for a smoother, softer rock record that still fires its love songs from a canon
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  26. 6.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Whatever it is IDLES have salvaged from the disjointed jumble that is TANGK, it must surely be something worth building on
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  27. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    A collection of love songs, with co-production by Nigel Godrich and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Nancy Whang along for the ride
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  28. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    In striving to move away from the grimy, noisy punk on which they’ve built their following, they’ve taken one of their most distinct qualities as a band and replaced it with…a bunch of things, really
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  29. 5.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    IDLES wanted TANGK to be their Kid A, but they ended up delivering their Tranquility Base Hotel Casino
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